Definition of pree in English:

pree

verb

[with object]Scottish
  • Sample or taste (something)

    ‘she preed her tea from her teaspoon’
    • ‘I insist on your preeing a Scotch brandy-posset.’
    • ‘When the bottom dish had been preed, the waiters came round.’
    • ‘After preeing the whisky bottle, the young farmer again set out through the deep snow.’
    • ‘You are in the practice of giving your customers a dram, but first preeing or smelling the liquor yourself.’
    • ‘You're always for preeing the broth.’
    • ‘He was preeing the drink and paying little heed to food.’

Origin

Early 16th century (in sense ‘to prove or establish’): variant of prove. Compare with gie.

Pronunciation

pree

/priː/