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prehistoric

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adjective pre·his·tor·ic \ˌprē-(h)is-ˈtȯr-ik, -ˈtär-\

Simple Definition of prehistoric

  • : of, relating to, or existing in the time before people could write

  • : very old or outdated

Full Definition of prehistoric

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or existing in times antedating written history

  2. 2 :  of or relating to a language in a period of its development from which contemporary records of its sounds and forms have not been preserved

  3. 3 :  regarded as being outdated or outmoded <prehistoric attitudes>

pre·his·tor·i·cal·ly play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of prehistoric

  1. His attitudes about women are downright prehistoric.

  2. <prehistoric notions about mental illness that have no place in today's world>



1832

First Known Use of prehistoric

1832

Variants of prehistoric

also pre·his·tor·i·cal play \-i-kəl\


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