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prefab

[adj., n. pree-fab; v. pree-fab] /adj., n. ˈpriˌfæb; v. priˈfæb/
adjective
noun
2.
something that is prefabricated, as a building or fixture:
You would never know that such an attractive house is a prefab.
verb (used with object), prefabbed, prefabbing.
3.
to prefabricate.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for prefabbing

prefab

/ˈpriːˌfæb/
noun
1.
  1. a building that is prefabricated, esp a small house
  2. (as modifier): a prefab house
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Word Origin and History for prefabbing

prefab

adj.

1937, short for prefabricated (see prefabricate). As a noun, "prefabricated housing," from 1942.

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Related Abbreviations for prefabbing

prefab

prefabricated
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