precollege

adjective

pre·​col·​lege ˌprē-ˈkä-lij How to pronounce precollege (audio)
variants or pre-college
: occurring before college
precollege education
precollege engineering programs
: not yet attending college
precollege students

Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of precollege was in 1903

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Cite this Entry

“Precollege.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/precollege. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

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