Main meanings of Rex in English

: Rex1Rex2

Rex1

Pronunciation /rɛks/

noun

  • The reigning king (used following a name or in the titles of lawsuits, e.g. Rex v. Jones: the Crown versus Jones)

    ‘a helmet boldly inscribed with the initials GR (George Rex) for George III’
    • ‘Justice Wilmot's unpublished 1765 judgment in Rex versus Almon’

Origin

Latin, literally ‘king’.

Main meanings of Rex in English

: Rex1Rex2

Rex2

Pronunciation /rɛks/

noun

  • A cat, rabbit, or guinea pig of a breed with very fine short fur.

    ‘the Cornish Rex is considered a good breed for those with allergies’
    • ‘Rexes are known for their dense, plush coat which feels exactly like velvet’
    • ‘For example a Rex with his silly behavior with a standoffish Russian Blue may not be the right combination.’

Origin

1960s from Latin, literally ‘king’.