also prex noun (plural prexies; also prexes) Etymology: prexy from prex, by shortening & alteration from president Date: 1828 slang president — used chiefly of a college president

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  • prexy — 1871, slang (headlinese) contraction of PRESIDENT (Cf. president). Alternative form prex is attested from 1828 …   Etymology dictionary

  • prexy — ☆ prexy [prek′sē ] n. pl. prexies [contr. of PRESIDENT] Slang the president, esp. of a college, etc …   English World dictionary

  • prexy — n. a president. □ The prexy broke the tied vote. □ This year’s prexy will retire in March …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • prexy — /prek see/, n., pl. prexies. Slang. a president, esp. of a college or university. Also, prex. [1855 60; prex (by shortening and alter. of president) + Y2] * * * …   Universalium

  • prexy — noun a college or university president …   Wiktionary

  • prexy — preksɪ n. university or college president (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prexy — pyrex …   Anagrams dictionary

  • prexy — (also prex) noun (plural prexies) US informal a president, especially of a college or society. Origin C19: college slang …   English new terms dictionary

  • prexy — prex•y [[t]ˈprɛk si[/t]] n. pl. prex•ies sts sl. a president, esp. of a college or university • Etymology: 1870–75, (by shortening and alter. of president) + y II …   From formal English to slang

  • prexy — noun the head administrative officer of a college or university • Syn: ↑president • Derivationally related forms: ↑presidential (for: ↑president), ↑presidentship (for: ↑pre …   Useful english dictionary

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