Scot. and North England
[ pree ]
/ pri /
a test, trial, or taste; a test by sampling.
verb (used with object), preed, pree·ing.
to try, test, or taste.
pree the mouth of, Scot. to kiss.
Origin of pree
1690–1700; shortened form of preive, Middle English preve (noun), preven (v.) < Old French pr(o)eve, preuver; see prove
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Examples from the Web for pree
Then father tried again, and yelled as loud as he could, 'Pree—pree!Bessie's Fortune|Mary J. Holmes
Another version has “pree,” which means in Scotch, taste, hence kiss.The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland (Vol II of II)|Alice Bertha Gomme