[ pri-kos-i-tee ]
/ prɪˈkɒs ɪ ti /


the state of being or tendency to be precocious.

Nearby words

  1. preclusively,
  2. precocial,
  3. precocious,
  4. precocious puberty,
  5. precociously,
  6. precognition,
  7. precollagenous fiber,
  8. precolonial,
  9. precompose,
  10. preconceive

Origin of precocity

1630–40; < French précosité, equivalent to précose (< Latin praecoci-, stem of praecox early ripening, adj. derivative of praecoquere to bake or ripen early; see pre-, cook1) + -ité -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for precocity



1630s, from French précocité (17c.), from précoce "precicious," from Latin praecocem (nom. praecox); see precocious.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper