pre·​in·​au·​gu·​ral ˌprē-i-ˈnȯ-gyə-rəl How to pronounce preinaugural (audio)
variants or pre-inaugural
: occurring before an inauguration
a preinaugural address

Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preinaugural was in 1876

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“Preinaugural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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