pre·​slice ˌprē-ˈslīs How to pronounce preslice (audio)
variants or pre-slice
presliced or pre-sliced; preslicing or pre-slicing

transitive verb

: to slice (something) in advance
preslice the bagels before freezing them
presliced adjective
or pre-sliced
presliced bread/cheese
In 1930, pre-sliced loaves became available, changing the world of sandwiches forever. Katie O'Kennedy

Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preslice was in 1919

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Cite this Entry

“Preslice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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