prewar

[ pree-wawr ]
/ ˈpriˈwɔr /

adjective

before the war: prewar prices.

Nearby words

  1. prevision,
  2. previus,
  3. prevocalic,
  4. prevocational,
  5. prevue,
  6. prewash,
  7. prewashed,
  8. preworn,
  9. prewriting,
  10. prex

Origin of prewar

First recorded in 1905–10; pre- + war1

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British Dictionary definitions for prewar

prewar

/ (ˌpriːˈwɔː, ˈpriːˌwɔː) /

adjective

of or occurring in the period before a war, esp before World War I or II
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