ex-directory

adjective

ex-di·​rec·​to·​ry ˌeks-də-ˈrek-t(ə-)rē How to pronounce ex-directory (audio)
-dī-
British
: not listed in a telephone book : unlisted

Word History

Etymology

Latin ex out of — more at ex-

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 22 Jul. 2024.

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