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[ig-zek] /ɪgˈzɛk/
noun, Informal.
an executive, especially in business.
Origin of exec
1895-1900; by final shortening Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The other execs at Disney World were all amazingly petty, and always worse before the quarterly numbers came out.

    Makers Cory Doctorow
  • And since when execs talk like Sixer when they out of they head?

    But, I Don't Think Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Ties and suits for the new Kodacell execs in the room, like surfers playing dress-up.

    Makers Cory Doctorow
  • Suzanne noted that this bit of news turned both of the Disney execs a little green.

    Makers Cory Doctorow
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: exec perks/ exec burnout


  1. An executive officer (1920s+ Navy)
  2. A business executive: They'd never heard of female execs/ I find parking space for senior execs (1896+)
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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The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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