pre·​type ˌprē-ˈtīp How to pronounce pretype (audio)
variants or pre-type
pretyped or pre-typed; pretyping or pre-typing

transitive verb

: to type (something) in advance : to write with a computer or typewriter beforehand
Some information was pretyped on the form.
envelopes affixed with pretyped labels

Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pretype was in 1947

Dictionary Entries Near pretype

Cite this Entry

“Pretype.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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