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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    to cheat on your partner using text messaging. A blend of the words cheat and text.

    He totally chexted on her.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 10/04/2010
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    to record a checkbook transaction using a text message

    I just bought some coffe but don't worry I'll chext it.

    Submitted by rmontgomery429 from United States on 08/01/2011


a rainbow produced when water droplets in the air reflect light from the moon rather than the sun

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a way of doing business that involves recruiting large numbers of people who work for themselves using the company's platform, as used by companies such as Uber, Deliveroo and the like

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