Etymology
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contest (n.)

"strife; struggle for victory or superiority; an amicable contest for a prize, etc.," 1640s, from contest (v.).

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ex (n.)
1827, originally short for ex-Catholic; see ex-. Since 1929 as abbreviation for ex-wife, ex-husband, etc. Also used in some commercial compound words for "from, out of."
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tec (n.)
1879 in thieves' slang as short for detective (n.); 1934 as short for detective story.
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pacemaker (n.)

also pace-maker, 1884, "one who sets the pace for others," originally a rider or boat that sets the pace for others in training. Meaning "the node of the heart which determines the beat rate" is from 1910; sense of "man-made device for stimulating and regulating heartbeat" (short for artificial pacemaker) is from 1951. From pace (n.) + maker.

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hypo (n.)
1711, "depression of the spirits," short for hypochondria; 1904 as short for hypodermic needle.
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temporary (adj.)
"lasting only for a time," 1540s, from Latin temporarius "of seasonal character, lasting a short time," from tempus (genitive temporis) "time, season" (see temporal, late 14c., which was the earlier word for "lasting but for a time"). The noun meaning "person employed only for a time" is recorded from 1848. Related: Temporarily; temporariness.
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gorgonzola 

type of blue cheese, 1878, short for Gorgonzola cheese (1866), named for Gorgonzola, village near Milan where it was made.

In the neighbourhood is Gorgonzola, celebrated in the annals of the middle ages for the victory of Frederigo Barbarossa over the Milanese, in 1158; for the capture of the chevalric and poetic king Ensius, in 1243; for the advantage gained by the Torriani over the Visconti, in 1278, and which the latter revenged in 1281; but above all, famous for its strachino a cheese of European celebrity. ["Italy and its Comforts," London, 1842]
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Xeres 
Andalusian town (modern Jerez) famous for its wine; see sherry. For first letter, see xebec.
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hon 
1721 as short for honorable (adj.); 1906 as short for honey (n.) in the affectionate sense.
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fed (n.)
1788, short for Federalist; as colloquial for "official of the federal government," from 1916; especially, since 1930s, of FBI agents.
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