ex 2[eks] Examples noun
- the letter X, x.
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 of ex 3First recorded in 1820–30; by shortening Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for exes Contemporary Examples of exes
My exes were more concerned with my well-being because of everything I was going through.
November 26, 2014
Rachel falls in love with Paul, and now exes Ross and Rachel are dating a daughter and her father.
September 18, 2014
Do you know how many people in the world have exes who are now married?
Kevin Fallon, Tim Teeman
August 28, 2014
Cookbook author, ‘Extra’ host, jewelry line, ‘Basketball Wives’—we all know the trajectory for celebrity spouses and exes.
May 12, 2014
There is the timing, the comparisons to exes and an overwhelming feeling that nothing feels the way it should.
February 11, 2014
Historical Examples of exes
And the capital was too small altogether for a London show; the exes were awful!
A mean-spirited little rascal, with no ideas beyond the price of a bill-stamp and overcharging what he called his ‘exes.’
I sold the lot to old Pardy for a fiver and paid for my boots, deposit on shares and separator, and exes.
Charles W. L. Bryde
British Dictionary definitions for exes ex 1 preposition
- finance not participating in; excluding; withoutex bonus; ex dividend; ex rights
- commerce without charge to the buyer until removed fromex quay; ex ship; ex works
Word Origin for ex C19: from Latin: out of, from ex 2 noun
- informal (a person’s) former wife, husband, etc
- Canadian short for
Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for exes ex n.
1827, originally short for ex-Catholic; ultimately from Latin ex (see). Since 1929 as abbreviation for ex-wife, ex-husband, etc. Also used in some commercial senses for “from, out of.”
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper