precollege

adjective
pre·​col·​lege | \ ˌprē-ˈkä-lij How to pronounce precollege (audio) \
variants: or pre-college

Definition of precollege

: occurring before college precollege education precollege engineering programs : not yet attending college precollege students

First Known Use of precollege

1903, in the meaning defined above

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“Precollege.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/precollege. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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