pre·​psy·​che·​del·​ic ˌprē-ˌsī-kə-ˈde-lik How to pronounce prepsychedelic (audio)
variants or pre-psychedelic
: of, relating to, characteristic of, or being a time before the psychedelic period of the mid- to late-1960s
prepsychedelic rock
the prepsychedelic era
the band's pre-psychedelic days
The groovy old pre-psychedelic sign above the door was losing letters …Edward Sanders
Pre-psychedelic nostalgia: It was a happier time when the Turtles, the Buckinghams and Gary Lewis and the Playboys were having hits in the pre-psychedelic mid-'60s.Bruce Fessier

Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prepsychedelic was in 1967

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Cite this Entry

“Prepsychedelic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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