ex 2[eks] Examples noun

  1. the letter X, x.

ex 3[eks] 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 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.

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    Aurora Snow

    November 26, 2014

  • Rachel falls in love with Paul, and now exes Ross and Rachel are dating a daughter and her father.

    15 Times ‘Friends’ Was Really, Really Weird

    Kevin Fallon

    September 18, 2014

  • Do you know how many people in the world have exes who are now married?

    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Got Married and We’re Worried About Jennifer Aniston

    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.

    How Elin Nordegren Became a Trophy Wife Role Model

    Keli Goff

    May 12, 2014

  • There is the timing, the comparisons to exes and an overwhelming feeling that nothing feels the way it should.

    A Real Housewife Gets Real About Sex, Dating, and Widowhood

    Justin Jones

    February 11, 2014

  • Historical Examples of exes

  • And the capital was too small altogether for a London show; the exes were awful!

    The Man Who Was Good

    Leonard Merrick

  • 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

  • British Dictionary definitions for exes ex 1 preposition

    1. finance not participating in; excluding; withoutex bonus; ex dividend; ex rights
    2. 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

    1. informal (a person’s) former wife, husband, etc
    2. Canadian short for examination

    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 ex-). 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

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