Origin of sextMiddle English sexte from Ecclesiastical Medieval Latin sexta from Classical Latin sexta (hora), sixth (hour), feminine of sextus, sixth
- The fourth of the seven canonical hours.
- The time of day set aside for this service, usually the sixth hour, or noon.
Origin of sextMiddle English sexte from Late Latin sexta from Latin sexta (hōra) sixth (hour) feminine of sextus sixth ; see s(w)eks in Indo-European roots.
verbsext·ed, sext·ing, sexts
- To send a sext to (someone): sexted her boyfriend.
- To send a sext of (something): sexted photos to his girlfriend.
Origin of sextBlend of sex text to send text messages
From Latin sextus (“sixth")
- A sexual text message.
- Any electronic message with sexual context.
(third-person singular simple present sexts, present participle sexting, simple past and past participle sexted)
- (intransitive) To send a sext message.
- To send (someone) a (sext message).
- Particularly used as sexting.