See also: sèxt

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin sexta (sixth; sixth hour)

NounEdit

sext (plural sexts)

  1. (historical) Noon, reckoned as the sixth hour of daylight.
    Synonyms: midday, noontide; see also Thesaurus:midday
  2. (Roman Catholicism) The service appointed for this hour.
  3. (music) A sixth: an interval of six diatonic degrees.
  4. (music, obsolete) An organ stop of two ranks of pipes an interval of a sixth apart.
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Etymology 2Edit

Blend of sex +‎ text. As a verb, a back-formation from earlier sexting, formed from the noun.

NounEdit

sext (plural sexts)

  1. An electronic message involving sexual language or images.
    • 2001 November 22, Baltimore Sun, p. 37:
      Embarrassed by a ‘Sext’ Message

VerbEdit

sext (third-person singular simple present sexts, present participle sexting, simple past and past participle sexted)

  1. (intransitive and transitive) To send a sext.
    • 2007 October 19, Cameron Millar, "Text Mad Brits Top League for Saucy Messages" in the Daily Star, p. 21 (caption):
      Rebecca Loos claimed she was 'sexted' by Beckham
    • 2009 March 1, Wendyl Nissen, "Sexts Suk... Go 4 a Real D8" in the New Zealand Herald, p. 35:
      ...trying to get into the swing of things by texting my husband (I was a little tipsy, I will admit): "How do you sext someone?" hoping to engage in the latest trend. All I got was, "What!" in reply.
    • 2010 October 16, Victoria Gehman, "Sex Suspended, Celibacy Supreme" in the Albany Student Press:
      The next day, Greg sexted me a few pictures of his package.
    • 2013, Olukemi Lawani, First Steps to Flight, p. 3:
      We would talk on the phone for hours and then text and sext the rest of the day.
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ReferencesEdit

  • "sext, n.¹", "n.²", "v.", in the Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

CatalanEdit

Catalan ordinal numbers
 <  5t 6t 7m  > 
    Cardinal : sis
    Ordinal : sext
    Multiplier : sèxtuple

EtymologyEdit

From Latin sextus (sixth).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sext (feminine sexta, masculine plural sexts or sextos, feminine plural sextes)

  1. sixth

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NounEdit

sext m (plural sexts or sextos)

  1. sixth

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Middle EnglishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sext

  1. Alternative form of sixte

NounEdit

sext

  1. Alternative form of sixte

Pennsylvania GermanEdit

Pennsylvania German ordinal numbers
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal : sex
    Ordinal : sext

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare German sechste, Dutch zesde, English sixth.

AdjectiveEdit

sext

  1. sixth

Ordinal numberEdit

sext

  1. sixth