preprimary

adjective
\ ˌprē-ˈprī-ˌmer-ē How to pronounce preprimary (audio) , -ˈprī-mə-rē, -ˈprīm-rē \
variants: or pre-primary

Definition of preprimary

1 : of, relating to, or being the period in a child's life or education that ordinarily precedes attendance at primary school preprimary children preprimary schools/education Preprimary programs are groups or classes that are organized to provide educational experiences for children and include kindergarten and preschool programs. — National Center for Education Statistics
2 : occurring prior to a political primary (see primary entry 2 sense 5b) made a preprimary speech

First Known Use of preprimary

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Preprimary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preprimary. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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