Definition of Pru in English:

Pru

noun

informal
  • With the. The Prudential Assurance Company. "man from the Pru"noun a representative of the Prudential Assurance Company who deals directly with private clients, especially (originally) one who calls regularly at clients' homes to collect insurance premiums (also in extended use).

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in William Collinson (1889–1969). Short for prudential in the name of The Prudential Mutual Assurance Investment and Loan Association (the name of the company has subsequently changed a number of times, but the word Prudential has remained in each case).

Pronunciation

Pru

/pruː/