Origin of pram1
- a flat-bottomed, snub-nosed boat used as a fishing vessel or tender for larger vessels.
Origin of pram2
Examples from the Web for pram
If I see a pram I want to stick my head in it and have a look.Martin Amis Talks About Nazis, Novels, and Cute Babies
Ronald K. Fried
October 9, 2014
Gwyneth Paltrow wheeled her daughter Apple around London in a Bugaboo pram.How Different Is Raising the Royal Baby From a Typical American Child?
Kevin Fallon, Lizzie Crocker
July 23, 2013
"Yes, we'd better be getting on," Meg said hurriedly, and seized the handle of the pram.Jan and Her Job
L. Allen Harker
Then, at Rick's suggestion, they had undertaken a search for the pram.
Scotty kept the binoculars working, but there was no sign of a pram.
There was nothing suspicious about them, except that they had the only pram in the area.
He wondered if perhaps the pram had nothing to do with the attack on Duke and Jerry.
- British a cot-like four-wheeled carriage for a babyUS and Canadian term: baby carriage
- nautical a light tender with a flat bottom and a bow formed from the ends of the side and bottom planks meeting in a small raised transom
Word Origin and History for pram
"baby carriage," 1881, shortening of perambulator, perhaps influenced by pram "flat-bottomed boat" especially a type used in the Baltic (1540s), from Old Norse pramr, from Balto-Slavic (cf. Polish prom, Russian poromu "ferryboat," Czech pram "raft"), from PIE *pro-, from root *per- (1) "forward, through" (see per).