- an infant born prematurely; a preterm.
Origin of preemie
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Related Words for preemiebabe, youngster, child, chick, toddler, kid, deduction, suckling, nipper, bambino, button, nursling, tot, newborn, bundle, bairn, dividend, cherub, dumpling, buttercup
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Contemporary Examples of preemie
The preemie makes a fist and, summoning all his strength, punches through the glass case of his incubator.Juvenilia: A Bibliography
February 15, 2010
- slang, mainly US and Canadian a premature infant
Word Origin for preemie
C20: altered from premature
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- A prematurely born infant.
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