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From pre- (before) +‎ historic, q.v., similar to slightly earlier ante-historic.

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prehistoric (comparative more prehistoric, superlative most prehistoric)

  1. (properly) Of or relating to the epoch before written record.
    • 1832 October, Foreign Quarterly Review, p. 369:
      Was it then in a pre-historic time that the Romans wandered into these lands?
  2. (inexact or humorous) Synonym of ancient: very old, nonmodern, unfashionable, &c.

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