pre·​noon (ˌ)prē-ˈnün How to pronounce prenoon (audio)
variants or pre-noon
: existing or occurring before noon
the prenoon hours
a prenoon start time
Hundreds of visitors and locals braved the pre-noon sun to get a glimpse of the show …Alex Downes
… those people who long for a simpler time of pre-noon drinks, fedoras, and cocktail dresses.Alyssa Griffith

Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prenoon was in 1903

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Cite this Entry

“Prenoon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

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