-x

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English[edit]

Etymology[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.

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-x

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

Usage notes[edit]

The letter x is also used in a suffix-like manner to replace a value or digit that can vary. For example, I teach all of the 30x classes (referring to classes numbered 301, 302, 303, etc). This use is covered at x.

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Etymology[edit]

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-x

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

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