Dictionary.com

prewar

[ pree-wawr ]
/ ˈpriˈwɔr /
Save This Word!

adjective
before the war: prewar prices.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of prewar

First recorded in 1905–10; pre- + war1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use prewar in a sentence

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
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
FEEDBACK