a person supposed to have existed before Adam.
a person who believes that there were people in existence before Adam.


Also pre-A·dam·ic [pre-uh-dam-ik] /ˌprɛ əˈdæm ɪk/. existing before Adam.
of or relating to the pre-Adamites.

Origin of pre-Adamite

First recorded in 1655–65; pre- + Adam + -ite1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a person who believes that there were people on earth before Adam
a person assumed to have lived before Adam

adjective Also: preadamic (ˌpriːəˈdæmɪk)

of or relating to a preadamite
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