prescreen

[pree-skreen]

Origin of prescreen

First recorded in 1965–70; pre- + screen
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Word Origin and History for prescreen
v.

also pre-screen, 1952, of movies, from pre- + screen (v.). Related: Prescreened; prescreening.

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