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Brexit

[ breg-zit, brek-sit ]
/ ˈbrɛg zɪt, ˈbrɛk sɪt /
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noun
the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from membership in the European Union.
the nonbinding national referendum in 2016 that resulted in a vote for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.
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Origin of Brexit

First recorded in 2012; (originally also spelled Brixit, referencing Britain's possible withdrawal); Br(itain) or Br(itish) + exit1; probably patterned on Grexit, which dates from earlier that year
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