pre·​mar·​riage (ˌ)prē-ˈmer-ij How to pronounce premarriage (audio)
variants or pre-marriage
: made, existing, or occurring before marriage
premarriage contracts concerning property
premarriage counseling
her premarriage life

Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of premarriage was in 1893

Dictionary Entries Near premarriage

Cite this Entry

“Premarriage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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