pre·​re·​ces·​sion ˌprē-ri-ˈse-shən How to pronounce prerecession (audio)
variants or pre-recession
: existing or occurring before an economic recession
prerecession employment levels
Men spent twice as much on grooming products last year as they did back in prerecession 1997 …Joel Stein

Word History

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prerecession was in 1931

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Cite this Entry

“Prerecession.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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