[ pri-buht-l, pree- ]
/ prɪˈbʌt l, pri- /
an argument constructed in anticipation of a criticism: The alderman began his speech with a question-answer style prebuttal.
DON’T VACILLATE! VANQUISH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
It’d be a real faux pas to miss this quiz on the words from August 3–9, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “vacillate” mean?
Words nearby prebuttal
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
British Dictionary definitions for prebuttal
/ (priːˈbʌtəl) /
informal a prepared response to an anticipated criticism
Word Origin for prebuttal
C20: pre- + (re) buttal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012