One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A president, especially the president of a college or society.
head, chief, director, leader, governor, principal, master, chancellor, vice chancellor, dean, rector, warden, provost, captain, figureheadView synonyms
- ‘But just try saying no to their daughter, Katherine Freyvogel, prexy of OCHS and the project's divining light.’
- ‘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.’
Early 19th century (as prex): college slang.
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