[pree]Scot. and North England
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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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