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prom

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noun \ˈpräm\

Definition of prom

  1. 1 :  a formal dance given by a high school or college class

  2. 2 British :  promenade 2

Examples of prom in a sentence

  1. Are you going to the prom?

  2. he resolved to ask her to the school prom at the first opportunity

Origin and Etymology of prom

short for promenade


First Known Use: 1879


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prom

abbreviation

Definition of prom


PROM Defined for English Language Learners

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prom

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noun \ˈpräm\

Definition of prom for English Language Learners

  • : a formal dance for high school students usually at the end of the school year


PROM Defined for Kids

prom

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noun \ˈpräm\

Definition of prom for Students

  1. :  a usually formal dance given by a high school or college class



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