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sext

verb, transitive + intransitive \ ˈsekst \
Updated on: 15 Apr 2018

Definition of sext

sexted; sexting; sexts
: to send someone a sexually explicit message or image by cell phone : to engage in sexting
  • He feigns deep concern and sympathy for a young woman who sexted a selfie to a boyfriend who, in turn, broke up with her and distributed the photo on the Internet.
  • —David Wiegand
  • Some kids use their phones to bully students or to sext or make inappropriate phone calls.
  • —Daniel Domenech

First Known Use of sext

2007

in the meaning defined above

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sext

noun, often capitalized \ ˈsekst \

Definition of sext

: the fourth of the canonical hours

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Origin and Etymology of sext

Middle English sexte, from Late Latin sexta, from Latin, sixth hour of the day, from feminine of sextus sixth, from sex six


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