ex·​ec | \ ig-ˈzek How to pronounce exec (audio) \

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

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German prosecutors charged a former Audi exec as part of the VW Dieselgate emissions cheating probe. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, "Hand-Crafted Bentleys, a Climate Bill, and More Car News This Week," 4 Aug. 2019 By 1999, the former auto exec was bankrupt and sitting in $85 million debt. PEOPLE.com, "Who Was John DeLorean, Disgraced ’80s Auto Mogul Arrested for Smuggling $24 Million of Cocaine?," 7 June 2019 In February, former NBC exec Jennifer Salke took up the studio head role. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Westworld producers are set to adapt a William Gibson novel for Amazon," 18 Apr. 2018 The new Pads CEO in 2005 was Sandy Alderson, who like many new execs wanted to hire his own manager but held off because Bochy’s teams fared too well to fire him outright. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Bruce Bochy, Padres tip caps to one another," 28 July 2019 Diekman’s addition demonstrated that the A’s top execs weren’t disheartened by the team’s recent funk; Oakland dropped five of six before Saturday’s 5-4 win over Texas. Susan Slusser, SFChronicle.com, "A’s add Diekman, pursuing Syndergaard and more," 27 July 2019 Superman and Batman had gotten franchises, as had Marvel heroes like Hulk and Spider-Man, but comics had yet to become the one-stop shop for film and TV development execs. Peter Rubin, WIRED, "Amazon's The Boys Tests the Limits of Superhero Fatigue," 26 July 2019 Sundar Pichai, Bob Swan and other telecom execs met with President Donald Trump yesterday and got his commitment for a timely licensing decision on their deals with Huawei. Dylan Byers, NBC News, "Apple's Intel play and Leo DiCaprio's enduring prestige," 23 July 2019 Delta execs expect daily departures out of the booming airport to jump to 200 by the fall of 2021, up from 140 or so today. Jon Chesto, BostonGlobe.com, "Delta makes Boston one of its hubs, sets aggressive new expansion target," 17 July 2019

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First Known Use of exec

1896, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of exec was in 1896

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a usually brief trip or an expedition

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