Definition of prefab in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈprēˌfab/


A prefabricated building.
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.


Prefabricated: prefab walls


1930s: abbreviation.

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Syllabification: pre·fab

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