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  1. an executive, especially in business.

Origin of exec

First recorded in 1895–1900; by final shortening

Other definitions for exec. (2 of 2)


  1. executive.

  2. executor.

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How to use exec in a sentence

  • Ties and suits for the new Kodacell execs in the room, like surfers playing dress-up.

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  • The other execs at Disney World were all amazingly petty, and always worse before the quarterly numbers came out.

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  • None of them had a haircut that was worth a damn, not even the two women execs who co-ran Main Street.

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  • The others in the room—other park execs, some of their licensing partners, a few advertisers—laughed too.

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

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British Dictionary definitions for exec.


abbreviation for
  1. executive

  2. executor

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