Definition of preemie noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

preemie

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpriːmi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpriːmi//
 
(North American English, informal)
 
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a premature baby Word Origin 1920s (as premy): from premature + -ie.
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