Definition of Brexit noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbreksɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbreksɪt//
[singular, uncountable]
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used to refer to the possible departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union A growing worry was that of a Brexit, Britain leaving the EU. Suddenly, Brexit seems like a real possibility. compare Grexit Word Origin 2012: blend of British (or Britain) and exit, probably on the pattern of Grexit (coined earlier in the same year).