pre·​em·​bar·​go ˌprē-im-ˈbär-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce preembargo (audio)
: existing or occurring before an embargo
preembargo trade between the U.S. and Cuba

Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preembargo was in 1915

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“Preembargo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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