preprandial

[pree-pran-dee-uh l]

adjective

before a meal, especially before dinner; anteprandial: a preprandial apéritif.

Nearby words

  1. prepotency,
  2. prepotent,
  3. prepotential,
  4. preppie,
  5. preppy,
  6. prepreference,
  7. prepress,
  8. preprimary,
  9. preprint,
  10. preprocess

Origin of preprandial

First recorded in 1815–25; pre- + prandial

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British Dictionary definitions for preprandial

preprandial

adjective

of or relating to the period immediately before lunch or dinnerenjoy a preprandial drink
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Word Origin and History for preprandial

preprandial

adj.

also pre-prandial, 1822, from pre- + Latin prandium "luncheon" (see postprandial).

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