PRONUNCIATION: (PRY-mer-ee, -muh-ree)

MEANING: adjective: First; main; most important; basic.
noun: Something that is fundamental or first in sequence, rank, or importance.
verb tr.: To field a candidate against an incumbent of one’s own party.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin primus (first). Earliest documented use: 1425; for verb: 1916.

PRIMARRY - one's first plunge into the matrimonial pool

RIMARY - coated with a frosty film

PRIDARY - like the alpha-lion