Main definitions of pneu in US English:

: pneu1PNEU2

pneu1

noun

  • Palaeontology. A flexible layer in an organism enclosing a pressurized filling.

noun

informal
  • Pneumonia.

noun

informal
  • Pneumatique.

Origin

Early 20th century (in an earlier sense). Shortened from pneumatic<br>early 20th century; earliest use found in Anzac Book. Shortened from pneumonia, perhaps after flu<br>1920s; earliest use found in Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961), writer. Shortened from pneumatique, after French pneu.

Pronunciation

pneu

/njuː/

Main definitions of pneu in US English:

: pneu1PNEU2

PNEU2

noun

  • Parents' National Educational Union.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Walter Thomas Rogers (d. 1912).