pre·​code ˌprē-ˈkōd How to pronounce precode (audio)
variants or pre-code
: used, made, or existing before the implementation of a code stating a body of laws, rules, or principles
precode contracts/laws
pre-code movies [=movies made before strict enforcement of the Motion Pictures Production Code in 1934]

Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of precode was in 1909

Dictionary Entries Near precode

Cite this Entry

“Precode.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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