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or prie

[pree]Scot. and North England
  1. a test, trial, or taste; a test by sampling.
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verb (used with object), preed, pree·ing.
  1. to try, test, or taste.
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  1. pree the mouth of, Scot. to kiss.
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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

Historical Examples

  • Then father tried again, and yelled as loud as he could, 'Preepree!

    Bessie's Fortune

    Mary J. Holmes

  • Another version has “pree,” which means in Scotch, taste, hence kiss.