Prey is a person or animal that falls victim to another or an animal that lives off of other animals.(noun)
Prey is defined as to catch, kill, eat or victimize.(verb)
An example of prey is someone being conned out of large amounts of money.
See prey in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME preye < OFr preie < L praeda < base of prehendere, to seize: see prehensile
See prey in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English preie
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin praeda, booty, prey; see ghend- in Indo-European roots.
Learn more about prey