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



BrE BrE//ɪkˈskluːsɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈskluːsɪv//
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an item of news or a story about famous people that is published in only one newspaper or magazine We feature an exclusive on the mothers whose babies were swapped at birth. The paper printed a world exclusive on the presidential scandal. See related entries: Journalism Word Originlate 15th cent. (as a noun denoting something that excludes): from medieval Latin exclusivus, from Latin excludere ‘shut out’, from ex- ‘out’ + claudere ‘to shut’.
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