: a small lightweight nearly flat-bottomed boat with a broad transom and usually squared-off bow


2 of 2

noun (2)

chiefly British

Examples of pram in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Showing their commitment to all things Halloween, the couple even had a pram filled with baby ogres in tow. Vogue, 23 Oct. 2023 The sequence’s immersive nature persists as Reem’s baby pleasantly coos in her pram and Reem casually laments about her marital hardships with her controlling husband Yousef (Jalal Masarwa). Tomris Laffly, Variety, 3 Mar. 2022 Scott Boute, a representative for Radcliffe, confirmed the birth to CNN on Wednesday, after the Daily Mail published photographs of the couple pushing a pram in New York earlier this week. Hafsa Khalil, CNN, 26 Apr. 2023 Princess Elizabeth plays with a doll in a toy pram outside the Welsh House in 1933. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 23 May 2022 The girl lived in a pram next to Alisa’s bed. Lyudmila Ulitskaya, The New Yorker, 27 Mar. 2023 Now back from Mexico City, the Ergobaby Metro Plus stroller still gets its fair share of use over the other prams in our family’s fleet. Nila Do Simon, Condé Nast Traveler, 2 Mar. 2023 In 1733, the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire had what is sometimes identified as the first British pram built for their children; it was designed to be pulled around by a goat. Peter C. Baker, The New Yorker, 25 Oct. 2022 While many of the details of this travel system are similar to others — the stroller seat has a pram mode and the seat can face either direction — there are a few standout features. Jessica Hartshorn, Good Housekeeping, 5 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History


Noun (1)

Middle Dutch praem & Middle Low German prām

Noun (2)

by shortening & alteration from perambulator

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1531, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pram was in 1531

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“Pram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pram. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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