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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 of ex3
1820-1830
1820-30; by shortening
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  • A mean-spirited little rascal, with no ideas beyond the price of a bill-stamp and overcharging what he called his 'exes.'

    A Traitor's Wooing Headon Hill
  • I sold the lot to old Pardy for a fiver and paid for my boots, deposit on shares and separator, and exes.

    From Chart House to Bush Hut Charles W. L. Bryde
  • And the capital was too small altogether for a London show; the exes were awful!

    The Man Who Was Good Leonard Merrick
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+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for exes

Ex

Exodus
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