preemie

[ pree-mee ]
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nounInformal.
  1. an infant born prematurely; a preterm.

Origin of preemie

1
1925–30; prem(ature), respelled to represent the pronunciation unambiguously + -ie

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preemie

premie

/ (ˈpriːmɪ) /


noun
  1. slang, mainly US and Canadian a premature infant

Origin of preemie

1
C20: altered from premature

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