pre·​need (ˌ)prē-ˈnēd How to pronounce preneed (audio)
variants or pre-need
: occurring before there is a need
especially : planned prior to death
preneed funeral arrangements
preneed contracts/insurance
Pre-need funeral insurance is whole life insurance that provides funds to pay for the insured's funeral and burial. Harriett E. Jones

Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preneed was in 1945

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Cite this Entry

“Preneed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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