pre-Adamite

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

pre-Adamite (plural pre-Adamites)

  1. A member of any race that predates Adam.

Adjective[edit]

pre-Adamite (comparative more pre-Adamite, superlative most pre-Adamite)

  1. Of or pertaining to a race that predates Adam; pre-human.
    • 1885 — Pooh-Bah, in W. S. Gilbert, The Mikado, Act I
      I am, in point of fact, a particularly haughty and exclusive person, of pre-Adamite ancestral descent. You will understand this when I tell you that I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule.