ex·​ec | \ig-ˈzek \

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a restaurant where the city's top execs like to have power lunches

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And its auto execs, from a country that prides itself on its fast trains, reliable transit, and safe streets, should be ashamed for trying to sell our country on an idea of more highways, more driving, and more cars. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "Autonomous sleeping cabins are the dystopian future we must stop," 7 Sep. 2018 Rosales caught the attention of the footwear brand Camper, whose spring 2018 campaign spotlights her suite of characters: auburn-haired exec, mop-head in pink, pixie sunbather. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "Meet the Madrid Artist Whose Cinematic Beauty Looks Are Straight out of an Almodovar Movie," 23 Aug. 2018 O’Reilly, who teaches in a program Stanford runs for GM execs, believes that Barra has successfully driven changes that GM must make to compete in the future. Rick Tetzeli, Fortune, "GM Gets Ready for a Post-Car Future," 23 May 2018 And as Instagram grows in importance, there is no way to scan and filter photos by visual cues such as brand logos or landscapes, which could prove useful for industry execs seeking brand partnerships. Cherie Hu, Billboard, "Meet the 2018 Techstars Music Startups Transforming the Music Industry for Good: Exclusive," 3 May 2018 One of the good things for me is that there’s a guy called Paul Cheesbrough who was a non-exec for us at the time. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Taking a page from YouTube, Snap VP Nick Bell wants to find the next generation of media stars," 25 Oct. 2018 In the film, Sanaa plays Violet, a fancy ad exec with a perfect life; a fine long-term boyfriend; and lustrous hair that her mom (still) hot-combs every week. Tia Williams, Glamour, "Dear Black Moms, It's on Us to Dismantle What 'Good Hair' Means for Our Daughters," 24 Sep. 2018 But just yesterday on Capitol Hill a Facebook exec issued a public apology to the dynamic duo. Fox News, "Laura Ingraham: Anatomy of a freak out," 19 July 2018 Giannis’ hand size stunned execs ahead of the 2013 NBA Draft, and for good reason. Nick Schwartz, For The Win, "Giannis Antetokounmpo shows off his freakishly big hands in amazing photo," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of exec

1896, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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