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
- ‘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.’
- ‘But just try saying no to their daughter, Katherine Freyvogel, prexy of OCHS and the project's divining light.’
Early 19th century (as prex): college slang.
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