Etymology
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sext (v.)

by 2005, from contraction of sex (n.) + text (v.) in the electronic media sense. Related: Sexted; sexting.

sext (n.)

early 15c., "third of the lesser canonical hours" in churches and religious houses, from Latin sexta (hora), fem. of sextus, ordinal of sex (see six). The office of the sixth hour, originally and properly said at midday. Also "the interval of a sixth in music," etc.

updated on July 08, 2022

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Definitions of sext from WordNet

sext (n.)
the fourth of the seven canonical hours; about noon;
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