WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
pre•fab /adj., n. ˈpriˌfæb; v. priˈfæb/USA pronunciation   adj., n., v., -fabbed, -fab•bing. 
    [Informal.]

adj. [before a noun]
  • Buildingprefabricated.

  • n. [countable]
  • Buildingsomething prefabricated, as a building.

  • v. [+ object]
  • Buildingto prefabricate.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
    pre•fab  (adj., n. prēfab′;v. prē fab), 
    adj., n., v., -fabbed, -fab•bing. 

    adj. 
  • Buildingprefabricated.

  • n. 
  • Buildingsomething that is prefabricated, as a building or fixture:You would never know that such an attractive house is a prefab.

  • v.t. 
  • Buildingto prefabricate.
  • Etymology:
    • by shortening 1935–40


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    prefab /ˈpriːˌfæb/ n
    1. a building that is prefabricated, esp a small house



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