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preggers

[ preg-erz ]
/ ˈprɛg ərz /
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adjective Chiefly British Informal.

pregnant1(def 1).

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Nearby words

prefrontal area, prefrontal lobotomy, pregame, preganglionic, preganglionic motor neuron, preggers, preggo, preggy, pregl, pregl, fritz, preglacial

Origin of preggers

First recorded in 1940–45; pregnant1 + -ers
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Examples from the Web for preggers

  • That time that Andy thought she got chlamydia, but really she was just preggers!

    ‘Revenge Wears Prada’: The 11 Most Cringeworthy Moments|Abby Haglage|June 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
  • Within hours, it was confirmed that, yes, the pop singer is preggers!!

    The Perils of Celebrity Pregnancy|Nicole LaPorte|November 28, 2010|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for preggers

preggers

/ (ˈprɛɡəz) /

adjective

mainly British an informal word for pregnant (def. 1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for preggers

preggers


adj.

1942, from pregnant (adj.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper