Definition of exec in English:

exec

noun

informal
  • An executive.

    ‘top Hollywood execs’
    • ‘Too many U.S. execs are letting software vendors tell them how to run their business.’
    • ‘The chief exec of BT Retail has admitted that the cost of broadband in the UK is too high.’
    • ‘In the past, they say, he has held on to top execs long after they needed to be replaced.’
    • ‘Top news execs pursue answers to seven key questions pegged to creating a watchdog culture.’
    • ‘It was all part of some pre-dinner entertainment for a group of top execs and managers from a large retail chain.’
    • ‘He has slowed the pace of acquisitions and dismissed about a dozen senior execs.’
    • ‘Chief execs and fund managers were also asked to identify the most innovative companies.’
    • ‘Although bad blood over the contract may hurt morale, for now execs are happy to have a victory in hand.’
    • ‘Network execs, who say they will maintain a premium on rates, have the new shows under wraps.’
    • ‘She had been in the job less than a year and had come from Citigroup where she was one of the top female execs.’
    • ‘The company's top execs must have panicked when they realised how out of control the story had gotten.’
    • ‘A Romanian-born man has pleaded guilty to sending threatening emails to top execs at eBay.’
    • ‘Now these execs are starting to worry about getting socked with a payroll tax increase.’
    • ‘The BBC should then be governed by an executive board, combining a handful of the very top execs and some non-execs.’
    • ‘He sat by while execs let costs spin out of control and failed to deliver on promises to customers.’
    • ‘Six of the top 10 earning chief execs in the US run IT companies, according to Forbes.’
    • ‘GTech also got rid of its chairman and its chief exec earlier on in the year in the hope of building confidence in the company.’
    • ‘To the extent the execs held on to their stock, they suffered along with other shareholders.’
    • ‘Critics of air taxis charge that high prices will relegate it to a perk for senior execs.’
    • ‘Did pressure from corporate execs concerned about empty planes help change his mind?’

Origin

Late 19th century: abbreviation.

Pronunciation:

exec

/ɪɡˈzɛk//ɛɡˈzɛk/