exes

ex

2 [eks]
noun
the letter X, x.
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ex

3 [eks]
noun Informal.
a former spouse or a former partner in a long-term romantic relationship; ex-wife, ex-husband, or ex-lover.

Origin:
1820–30; by shortening

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ex1 (ɛks)
 
prep
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
 
[C19: from Latin: out of, from]

ex2 (ɛks)
 
n
1.  informal (a person's) former wife, husband, etc
2.  (Canadian) short for exhibition

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ex-
prefix, in Eng. meaning mainly "out of, from," but also "upwards, completely, deprive of, without," and "former;" from L. ex "out of," from PIE *eghs "out" (cf. Gaul. ex-, O.Ir. ess-, O.C.S. izu, Rus. iz). In some cases also from Gk. cognate ex, ek. It has stood on its own since 1929 as abbreviation
for ex-wife, ex-husband, etc.
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ex- pref.
Outside; out of; away from: excementosis.

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Ex
Exodus
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