Definition of preemie
: a premature baby
Recent Examples of preemie from the Web
But who speaks for preemies like these in the age of multiplying multiple births?
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Origin and Etymology of preemie
premature + -ie
First Known Use: 1927See Words from the same year
PREEMIE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of preemie for English Language Learners
: a baby that is born before it has fully developed : a premature baby
Medical Definition of preemie
: a baby born prematurely
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