prepubescent

[ pree-pyoo-bes-uhnt ]

adjective
  1. of or relating to the years immediately preceding puberty, prepubertal.

noun
  1. a prepubescent boy or girl.

Origin of prepubescent

1
First recorded in 1900–05; pre- + pubescent

Other words from prepubescent

  • pre·pu·bes·cence, noun

Words Nearby prepubescent

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British Dictionary definitions for prepubescent

prepubescent

/ (ˌpriːpjuːˈbɛsənt) /


noun
  1. a person who has not yet reached puberty

adjective
  1. not yet having reached puberty

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