Definition of prefab in English:

prefab

Line breaks: pre¦fab
Pronunciation: /ˈpriːfab
 
/

noun

informal
  • A prefabricated building: [as modifier]: a prefab hut
    More example sentences
    • The architecture of the house and of its neighbours recalls Japanese and American timber-framed buildings, though at the time of building local residents likened them to prefabs.
    • Some children have spent all their primary school lives in prefabs with no recreational facilities.
    • Too many schools are in Victorian buildings or in 1960s prefabs that have been waiting to fall down for 20 years.

Origin

1930s: abbreviation.

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