noun, plural prex·ies. 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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for prexy

Historical Examples of prexy

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

    At Good Old Siwash

    George Fitch

  • Another thing, I'm going down and telephone the news to Prexy myself.

    At Good Old Siwash

    George Fitch

  • Prexy read it to me himself and wiped his eyes while he did it.

    At Good Old Siwash

    George Fitch

  • Prexy always comes to that and any of the alumni who happen to be down.

  • Or, possibly, prexy Wallington, under whom he had worked while taking his doctor's degree.

    Border, Breed Nor Birth

    Dallas McCord Reynolds

Word Origin and History for prexy

1871, slang extension of prex.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper