Joseph Elmer,1891–1967, U.S. cardinal.
Woodward MauriceTex, 1907–74, U.S. country-and-western singer, composer, and film actor.
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Historical Examples of tex

  • Now to understand them words perfect you have got to divide the tex.

    Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 5.

    Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)

  • "Don't be trying to knock me down with your tex'es," said Thomas, shouldering his besom.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • It's just as Tex said that day way up on top of Antelope Butte.

    Prairie Flowers

    James B. Hendryx

  • And, then Tex slipped down an' stepped slow to the Red King's head.

    Prairie Flowers

    James B. Hendryx

  • What if the man behind that rough plank wall were not Tex—her Tex?

    Prairie Flowers

    James B. Hendryx

British Dictionary definitions for tex



a unit of weight used to measure the density of yarns. It is equal to 1 gram per 1000 metres

Word Origin for tex

C20: from French, from textile textile


abbreviation for

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Word Origin and History for tex


nickname for a Texan, by 1903, from Texas.

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