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Kegerator

noun; blending and clipping
A cool chamber whose function is purely for keeping kegs at the proper cold temperature. Its design allows the keg to be tapped and poured from all while being contained in the kegerator.
 
Blending between the word Keg and Refrigerator where the word Refrigerator has been clipped in the removal of refri- and the two words blend over their communal –g-
Etymology : Keg – 1630s, earlier kag (mid-15c.), from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse kaggi "keg, cask," of unknown origin. Cognate with Swedish kagge, Norwegian kagg. Specific sense of "barrel of beer" is from 1945. U.S. student slang kegger "party featuring a keg of beer" attested by 1969. Refrigerator - 1610s, "something that cools," agent noun from refrigerate. As "cabinet for keeping food cool," 1824, originally in the brewery trade, in place of earlier refrigeratory (c.1600). The electric-powered household device was available from c.1918. From Online Etymology Dictionary
Source : Heard in rice student conversation, September, 2013 Boy 1: “Will you donate money so that our suite can buy a kegerator?” Boy 2: “Of course! I hate warm beer.”
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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