preopening

adjective

pre·​open·​ing ˌprē-ˈōp-niŋ How to pronounce preopening (audio)
-ˈō-pə-
variants or pre-opening
: occurring before something (such as a store) opens for business
a preopening staff meeting
… regular weekend bake sales that drew pre-opening lines.Matthew Odam

Word History

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preopening was in 1871

Dictionary Entries Near preopening

Cite this Entry

“Preopening.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preopening. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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