pre

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin prae (in front of); see pre-.

Preposition[edit]

pre

  1. Before (something significant).
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Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation of precum.

Noun[edit]

pre (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Precum, Cowper's fluid, pre-ejaculate.

Verb[edit]

pre (third-person singular simple present pres, present participle preing, simple past and past participle pred or preed)

  1. (slang) To precum, to pre-ejaculate.

Etymology 3[edit]

Abbreviation of preparty.

Noun[edit]

pre (plural pres)

  1. (slang) A preparty.
    • 2007 September 21, Ubaldi, Nina, “Lose the hype and formals can be fun”, in The Sydney Morning Herald[1]:
      The formal is about 95 per cent hype and hysteria, and about 5 per cent actual formal, and the pre-formal gathering of parents and kids is about as hypey and hysterical as it gets… After the pres, the night mirrors the increasing pain of high heels as they go from shiny and exciting to plain uncomfortable.

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin praeda.

Noun[edit]

pre f

  1. prey
  2. quarry

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Lawi[edit]

Noun[edit]

pre

  1. hail

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

prȅ (Cyrillic spelling пре̏)

  1. before, earlier

Preposition[edit]

prȅ (Cyrillic spelling пре̏) (+ genitive case)

  1. before
  2. ago

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

pre m (plural pres)

  1. (obsolete) loan

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