- a president, especially of a college or university.
Origin of prexy
1855–60; prex (by shortening and alteration of president) + -y2
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Examples from the Web for prex
Outside of Prex himself, there wasn't a better-known figure in my time.
And worse than all, inviting Prex into his room to have a cigar and a glass of Madeira!
Look, Prex, I know this is a big favor to ask, but it's on the level.
In a moment he heard a receiver click off, and a familiar voice said, "Prex speaking."
Mariel's eyes shifted momentarily to Prex's stoney face, then back to Shandor, ghosts of fear creeping across his face.
Word Origin and History for prex
U.S. college slang for president (of a college), 1828. As a Latin verb, it meant "a request, entreaty."
1871, slang extension of prex.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper