preriot

adjective
pre·​ri·​ot | \ ˌprē-ˈrī-ət How to pronounce preriot (audio) \
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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“Preriot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preriot. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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