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sext 1

Pronunciation: /sekst/

noun

A service forming part of the Divine Office of the Western Christian Church, traditionally said (or chanted) at the sixth hour of the day (i.e., noon).
Example sentences
  • A vow of celibacy would be the order of the day, although there is something called sext… a midday prayer.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin sexta (hora) 'sixth (hour)', from sextus 'sixth'.

Words that rhyme with sext

next, oversexed, text, undersexed

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Syllabification: sext

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There are 2 main definitions of sext in English:

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sext 2

Pronunciation: /sekst/
informal

verb

[with object] (usually as noun sexting)
Send (someone) sexually explicit photographs or messages via mobile phone: older teens are more likely to engage in sexting than their younger counterparts maybe my married friends do sext their partners [no object]: the primary reason teenagers sext is to look cool and sexy to someone they find attractive
More example sentences
  • In Vermont, they're considering legal protection for teens who have been caught sexting.
  • Parents have been warned of a new teenage trend of "sexting", in which children exchange explicit photos of themselves by text.
  • Almost unheard of a year or two ago, sexting cases are popping up with more frequency across the country.

noun

A sexually explicit photograph or message sent via mobile phone: many kids who send sexts say they meant to play a joke, and often the kid in the photo was in on it
More example sentences
  • We're talking to one teen whose text or sext changed his life and not for the better.
  • Alex, 19, received his first sext from a girl he met at a party.
  • Researchers found youngsters were regularly being sent sex texts or "sexts" - often by their school friends.

Derivatives

sexter

noun
Example sentences
  • While studies have determined that older sexters tend to be driven by power and dominance, for those in their 20s and below there are no such associations; it's just normal behaviour
  • The study found that teen sexters are more likely to report being sexually active than their non-sexting counterparts.
  • He isn't the only sexter whose mobile phone behaviour has landed him in trouble.

Origin

Early 21st century: blend of sex and text.

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Syllabification: sext

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