Definition of preem in US English:

preem

noun

Weaving
rare, historical
  • A type of comb used for loosening or freeing yarn.

noun

US
informal
  • A première; a first showing or performance, especially of a film.

verb

US
informal
  • with object And without object = "première".

Origin

Early 17th century. Probably a variant of preen<br>1930s; earliest use found in Daily Variety. Shortened from première<br>1930s; earliest use found in Daily Variety. Either from preem or shortened from première.

Pronunciation

preem

/priːm/