Definition of prebuttal in English:

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Pronunciation: /priːˈbʌt(ə)l/


(In politics) a response formulated in anticipation of a criticism; a pre-emptive rebuttal.
Example sentences
  • We are now in the political era of the prebuttal.
  • You don't attempt something like this unless you have all your prebuttals ready, all your figures and all your answers.
  • He and his people learned from that and perfected the array of spin techniques - rebuttal, prebuttal, the grid - we associate with the party.


1990s: blend of pre- and rebuttal.

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