Brexit - definition and synonyms

noun
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    1
    before 23rd June 2016, the possibility of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union; a blend of the words 'British' or 'Britain' and 'exit'

    British Prime Minister David Cameron has raised the possibility of a ‘Brexit', a British exit from the European Union.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 26/01/2013
  2.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    2
    after the referendum held on 23rd June 2016, the fact that the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union

    Many businesses are concerned about the effect Brexit will have - or has had already in some cases - on their companies.

    England voted strongly for Brexit, by 53.4% to 46.6%, as did Wales.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 08/06/2016