pre·​hire ˌprē-ˈhī(-ə)r How to pronounce prehire (audio)
variants or pre-hire or less commonly prehiring or pre-hiring
: occurring or required before hiring someone
prehire disclosure
prehire interviews
prehiring background checks

Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prehire was in 1946

Dictionary Entries Near prehire

Cite this Entry

“Prehire.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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