ex-directory

adjective
ex-di·​rec·​to·​ry | \ ˌeks-də-ˈrek-t(ə-)rē How to pronounce ex-directory (audio) , -dī- \

Definition of ex-directory

British
: not listed in a telephone book : unlisted

First Known Use of ex-directory

1936, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ex-directory

Latin ex out of — more at ex-

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The first known use of ex-directory was in 1936

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“Ex-directory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ex-directory. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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ex-directory

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English Language Learners Definition of ex-directory

British, of a telephone number : not shown in a telephone directory

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