Meaning of prexy in English:


Pronunciation /ˈprɛksi/

nounplural noun prexies

(also prex)
informal US
  • A president, especially the president of a college or society.

    • ‘Except Carlow College's prexy Sister Grace Ann Geibel put this one together on Monday at Palumbo Hall on campus… and just try saying no to her.’
    • ‘But just try saying no to their daughter, Katherine Freyvogel, prexy of OCHS and the project's divining light.’
    head, chief, director, leader, governor, principal, master, chancellor, vice chancellor, dean, rector, warden, provost, captain, figurehead


Early 19th century (as prex): college slang; shortened from president, influenced by Rex.