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noun Informal.
  1. an executive, especially in business.
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Origin of exec

First recorded in 1895–1900; by final shortening


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Related Words for exec

administrator, supervisor, official, manager, boss, director, chief, officer, overseer, leader

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Contemporary Examples of exec

Historical Examples of exec

  • Alvyn Karffard, the exec, who had been with Harkaman longest of all.

    Space Viking

    Henry Beam Piper

  • On the other hand, an Exec would probably go all to pieces in a burner.

    But, I Don't Think

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • And, since he was the ranking Exec, he was expected to give some sort of answer.

    But, I Don't Think

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • Even the captain of the ship would only be a Class Two Exec.

    But, I Don't Think

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • Let's see, he had to produce enough for all the exec personnel in the district.

    Final Weapon

    Everett B. Cole

British Dictionary definitions for exec


abbreviation for
  1. executive
  2. executor
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