prom

noun
\ ˈpräm How to pronounce prom (audio) \

Definition of prom

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a formal dance given by a high school or college class
2 British : promenade sense 2

Definition of prom (Entry 2 of 2)

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Synonyms for prom

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of prom in a Sentence

Noun Are you going to the prom? he resolved to ask her to the school prom at the first opportunity
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Shortly after prom, Adams had one more outpatient chemo session. Lisa Krantz, San Antonio Express-News, 29 May 2021 On the anniversary in 1936, the Tribune wrote nothing about the massacre and instead recalled society events from 15 years earlier such as a luncheon and a senior prom. Washington Post, 28 May 2021 In suburban Detroit, students in the Southfield district who show proof of vaccination will get a free ticket to the senior prom, a perk worth $80. Karen Kaplan Science And Medicine Editor, Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2021 In suburban Detroit, students in the Southfield district who show proof of vaccination will get a free ticket to the senior prom worth $80. Julie Watson, Star Tribune, 25 May 2021 In suburban Detroit, students in the Southfield district who show proof of vaccination will get a free ticket to the senior prom worth $80. Arkansas Online, 25 May 2021 According to calendars on each school’s website, senior prom will be held in person. Anna Caplan, Dallas News, 30 Mar. 2021 Brookfield Central will hold two proms — a junior and a senior prom — on May 8 at the school. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 Mar. 2021 Southfield will host its prom on June 14, as part of its 2021 graduation events. Kyle Davidson, Detroit Free Press, 21 May 2021

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First Known Use of prom

Noun

1879, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for prom

Noun

short for promenade

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6 Jun 2021

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“Prom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prom. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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prom

noun

English Language Learners Definition of prom

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

prom

noun
\ ˈpräm How to pronounce prom (audio) \

Kids Definition of prom

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

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