preriot

adjective pre·ri·ot \ ˌprē-ˈrī-ət \
variants: or pre-riot

Definition of preriot

: of, relating to, occurring in, or being a time before a riot
  • preriot conditions/incidents
  • the pre-riot period
  • … I was born in pre-riot Newark, New Jersey …
  • —Janine di Giovanni

First Known Use of preriot

1892

in the meaning defined above

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