Main definitions of preem in English

: preem1preem2preem3

preem1

noun

Textiles
historical, rare
  • A type of comb used for loosening or freeing yarn.

Origin

Early 17th century. Probably a variant of preen.

Pronunciation

preem

/priːm/

Main definitions of preem in English

: preem1preem2preem3

preem2

noun

US informal
  • A première; a first showing or performance, especially of a film.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Daily Variety. Shortened from première.

Pronunciation

preem

/priːm/

Main definitions of preem in English

: preem1preem2preem3

preem3

verb

US informal
  • with object Première.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Daily Variety. Either from preem or shortened from première.

Pronunciation

preem

/priːm/