-x

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-x

  1. Used to represent a value that may vary: see x.
    I teach all of the 30x classes. (referring to classes numbered 301, 302, 303, etc)

Etymology 2[edit]

X is prototypically pronounced [ks] in English; it therefore serves as a convenient shorthand for the digraphs (cs, ks, etc.) or trigraphs (cks etc.) that would otherwise represent that consonant cluster.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-x

  1. (slang) Used to replace a -ks- sound, such as in hax (hacks), punx (punks), pix (pics).

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Etymology 3[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-x

  1. Forming gender-neutral versions of Spanish-derived words by replacing both the masculine -o and feminine -a.
    e.g. Chicanx, Latinx

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Etymology 4[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-x

  1. An abbreviation marker.
    e.g. pax, DX, TX and canx

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-x

  1. Used to form the regular plural of certain nouns.
    dieu → dieux
    god → gods

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