pre·​fight ˌprē-ˈfīt How to pronounce prefight (audio)
variants or pre-fight
: of, occurring in, or done in the time before a fight
prefight training
a prefight interview
… Burns, despite being smaller and lighter than Johnson, was still a pre-fight favorite …Ben Carrington

Examples of prefight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This stay at the training center has run well beyond the normal prefight time frame. Patrick Reusse, Star Tribune, 5 June 2021 The presence of Pacheco during the prefight interview made the moment all the more real. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Aug. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prefight was in 1909

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Cite this Entry

“Prefight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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