preadult

adjective
pre·​adult | \ ˌprē-ə-ˈdəlt How to pronounce preadult (audio) , -ˈa-ˌdəlt\

Definition of preadult

: preceding adulthood preadult years/experiences : not yet having reached adulthood or the adult stage of development preadult students preadult larvae

Other Words from preadult

preadult or pre-adult noun, plural preadults or pre-adults
… referring to adults behaving and living as if they are preadults. — David Pitt
preadulthood \ ˌprē-​ə-​ˈdəlt-​ˌhu̇d How to pronounce preadulthood (audio) \ or pre-adulthood noun

First Known Use of preadult

1899, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about preadult

Statistics for preadult

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for preadult

The first known use of preadult was in 1899

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for preadult

preadult

adjective
pre·​adult | \ -ə-ˈdəlt, -ˈad-ˌəlt How to pronounce preadult (audio) \

Medical Definition of preadult

: occurring or existing prior to adulthood

Comments on preadult

What made you want to look up preadult? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a usually brief trip or an expedition

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!