preemie

[ pree-mee ]
/ ˈpri mi /

noun Informal.

an infant born prematurely; a preterm.

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Origin of preemie

1925–30; prem(ature), respelled to represent the pronunciation unambiguously + -ie
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British Dictionary definitions for preemie

preemie

premie

/ (ˈpriːmɪ) /

noun

slang, mainly US and Canadian a premature infant

Word Origin for preemie

C20: altered from premature
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Medical definitions for preemie

preemie

n.

A prematurely born infant.
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