pre·​made ˌprē-ˈmād How to pronounce premade (audio)
variants or pre-made
: prepared or made beforehand
a premade pie crust
premade meals
Premade templates are available at the website.
For years, I produced bread using premade mixes that were specifically formulated for use in bread machines.Mark J. Anderson

Examples of premade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Coffee, milk, eggs, Greek yogurt, fruits, oatmeal, avocados, sparkling water, premade salads for easy lunches, and chocolate peanut butter cups for a sweet treat. Bon Appétit Contributor, Bon Appétit, 4 Apr. 2024 More and more bars and other venues have started serving premade cocktails on tap, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 7 Mar. 2024 They’re aided by new technology: The past three years have seen the launch of premade kegged cocktails — some with alcohol, some with just mixers to which bartenders add spirits of their choosing. Kate Bernot, Washington Post, 7 Mar. 2024 Fill and bake: Add this filling to the premade pie shell, and level the filling to make even on top. Nik Pugmire, Southern Living, 12 Nov. 2023 Buying a bottle of premade sauce, dumping it in a pan with a few other run-of-the-mill ingredients, and calling it a day is the easiest and most cost-effective way to solve all of the above. Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, 13 Mar. 2024 For these reasons, the CDC recommends that people in high-risk groups avoid foods commonly contaminated with listeria, including unpasteurized soft cheeses, premade deli salads, and cold-cuts, meats and cheeses that were sliced at a deli but have not been reheated. Melinda Wenner Moyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Feb. 2024 My grandmother Dorothy, who migrated to San Diego and then Riverside from Jackson, Miss., in the 1950s, used premade taco shells from a box. Danielle Dorsey, Los Angeles Times, 22 Feb. 2024 Lastly, TikTok is selling premade versions of its viral recipes, such as that feta pasta of yesteryear. Li Goldstein, Bon Appétit, 9 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of premade was in 1876

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“Premade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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