[an-tee-nuhp-shuh l, ‐chuh l]


before marriage.

Origin of antenuptial

First recorded in 1810–20; ante- + nuptial

Pronunciation note

See nuptial. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for antenuptial

"prior to marriage," 1818, originally of children's births; see ante- + nuptial.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper