One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action of delivering something before it is needed, expected, or desired, or in preparation for future requirements; an instance of this.
1Of, relating to, or concerned with the period preceding a delivery.
2Specifically. Of, relating to, or concerned with the period preceding the delivery of a baby.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Ellison (1811–1890). From pre- + delivery.
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