Definition of Brexit in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbrɛksɪt/
(also Brixit /ˈbrɪksɪt/)


A term for the potential or hypothetical departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union: a Brexit is considered a real possibility for the first time in four decades the report warned that Brexit would reduce the EU’s potential GDP by up to 0.36%
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  • The public, according to polls, don't trust statistics suggesting a "Brexit" might lose 3m jobs.
  • Setting the course for a Brexit in the general election would weaken the EU.
  • A Brexit deal would be struck from weakness: they take 40% of our exports, we import just 7% of theirs.


2012 (as Brixit): blend of British (or Britain) and exit, probably on the pattern of Grexit (coined earlier in the same year).

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