Sext definition

sĕkst
The fourth of the seven canonical hours.
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The time of day set aside for this service, usually the sixth hour, or noon.
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The fourth of the canonical hours, originally assigned to the sixth hour of the day (i.e., to noon, counting from 6 a.m.)
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The fourth of the canonical hours; usually held at noon.
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A sexual text message.
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Any electronic message with sexual context.
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(intransitive) To send a sext message.
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To send (someone) a (sext message).
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Combining form for six.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
sext
Plural:
sexts

Origin of sext

  • Middle English sexte from Late Latin sexta from Latin sexta (hōra) sixth (hour) feminine of sextus sixth s(w)eks in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Blend of sex and text (“to send a text message"); partly back-formation from sexting, which is more common.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin sextus (“sixth")

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin sex (“six”)

    From Wiktionary