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[prek-see] /ˈprɛk si/
noun, plural prexies. Slang.
a president, especially of a college or university.
Also, prex.
Origin of prexy
1855-60; prex (by shortening and alteration of president) + -y2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Or, possibly, prexy Wallington, under whom he had worked while taking his doctor's degree.

    Border, Breed Nor Birth Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • Another thing, I'm going down and telephone the news to prexy myself.

    At Good Old Siwash George Fitch
  • prexy, Miss Walker, was not only willing to coperate but delighted that the students were finding a way out of the difficulty.

  • "They would, of course, hold the memorial meeting," said prexy.

    At Good Old Siwash George Fitch
  • She began something about ‘Hello, girls, have you heard the news about prexy——’ but she never got any further.

  • He was a nice, sympathetic man, prexy was, when he wasn't discussing cuts or scholarship.

    At Good Old Siwash George Fitch
  • Go straight up to prexy's house; I've got something p'ticular to shay t' him.

    Winning His "W" Everett Titsworth Tomlinson
  • Bost appeared before the Faculty meeting and almost shook his fist in prexy's face.

    At Good Old Siwash George Fitch
  • Even the Faculty got busy and prexy dropped over to the police court to square it.

    At Good Old Siwash George Fitch
  • For the alumni, he always bore that simplest and most beloved of academic titles, "prexy."

Word Origin and History for prexy

1871, slang extension of prex.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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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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