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Slang

ex-con

This page is about the slang term ex-con

Meaning

someone who has spent time in jail

For example

  • It can be very hard for an ex-con to get a job once he's been released from jail.

  • There's a program that ex-cons can join that helps them start a new life and a new career.

Origin: short for "ex-convict"

Quick Quiz

An ex-con is someone who has been

a. a student in a conservatory

b. a convict in a prison

c. a worker in wildlife conservation

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Contributor: Matt Errey