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ex2

[eks] /ɛks/
noun
1.
the letter X, x.

ex3

[eks] /ɛks/
noun, Informal.
1.
a former spouse or a former partner in a long-term romantic relationship; ex-wife, ex-husband, or ex-lover.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for exes

ex1

/ɛks/
preposition
1.
(finance) not participating in; excluding; without: ex bonus, ex dividend, ex rights
2.
(commerce) without charge to the buyer until removed from: ex quay, ex ship, ex works
Word Origin
C19: from Latin: out of, from

ex2

/ɛks/
noun
1.
(informal) (a person's) former wife, husband, etc
2.
(Canadian) short for examination
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Word Origin and History for exes

ex

n.

1827, originally short for ex-Catholic; ultimately from Latin ex (see ex-). Since 1929 as abbreviation for ex-wife, ex-husband, etc. Also used in some commercial senses for "from, out of."

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Slang definitions & phrases for exes

ex

noun

A former wife or husband, girlfriend or boyfriend, etc: He introduced his ex rather casually, considering they were together 27 years (1929+)


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Related Abbreviations for exes

Ex

Exodus
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