exes

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Noun[edit]

exes

  1. plural of ex

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exes

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of ex

Etymology 3[edit]

Backslang for six

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Noun[edit]

exes

  1. (costermongers) The number six.
    • 1851, Mayhew, Henry, “Gambling of Costermongers”, in London Labour and the London Poor[1], volume 1, page 17:
      The betting also began to shift. "Sixpence Ned wins!" cried three or four; "Sixpence he loses!" answered another; "Done!" and up went the halfpence. "Half-a-crown Joe loses!"—"Here you are," answered Joe, but he lost again. "I'll try you a 'gen'" (shilling) said a coster; "And a rouf yenap'" (fourpence), added the other. "Say a 'exes'" (sixpence).—"Done!" and the betting continued, till the ground was spotted with silver and halfpence.
  2. (gambling) Odds of six to one.

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Verb[edit]

exes

  1. Informal second-person singular () present indicative form of exir.