Definition of pre-acquaintance in US English:

pre-acquaintance

noun

  • Previous acquaintance or knowledge.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Hacket (1592–1670), bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. From pre- + acquaintance.

Pronunciation

pre-acquaintance

/ˌpriːəˈkweɪnt(ə)ns/