president-elect love

president-elect

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person who has been elected president but has not yet been inducted into office.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who has been elected to a presidency but has not yet been inducted into office.
  • noun Common misspelling of President-elect.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

president + elect

Examples

  • French usage had locked in place the words of certain phrases, so English received them as a unit: president-elect.

    The English Is Coming!

  • I had copied him in on the memo, of course, and I asked him how he thought the president-elect would react.

    The Good Fight

  • I had copied him in on the memo, of course, and I asked him how he thought the president-elect would react.

    The Good Fight

  • I had copied him in on the memo, of course, and I asked him how he thought the president-elect would react.

    The Good Fight

  • French usage had locked in place the words of certain phrases, so English received them as a unit: president-elect.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Several women in the ward have served on the PTA—both the current president and the president-elect are ward members, and many other Pioneer Ward mothers help out as classroom assistants at the elementary school.

    American Grace

  • Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the National Council of Resistance spoke in Paris in honor of this day saying:

    Soona Samsami: Women Will Lead to Bring Freedom to Iran and Middle East

  • As the economy was on the verge of crashing around us, the president-elect decided to make his bet overwhelmingly with the Wall Street-oriented side of the party, the folks who were proteges and aligned ideologically with Bob Rubin.

    Mike Lux: Restoring the Balance

  • As the economy was on the verge of crashing around us, the president-elect decided to make his bet overwhelmingly with the Wall Street-oriented side of the party, the folks who were proteges and aligned ideologically with Bob Rubin.

    Mike Lux: Restoring the Balance

  • Mary Broderick, president-elect of the National School Boards Association, says the NSBA has launched a campaign to distribute red rubber thumb bands that say "Texting kills."

    Distracted driving panelists discuss effective solutions

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Honestly, at the moment, this word gives me a warm glow.

    November 7, 2008

  • I wish there were similar words, like Air Force One-elect. You can't say First Lady-elect (since she isn't elected), but there have to be others...

    November 7, 2008

  • First Lady In-Waiting

    November 7, 2008

  • Air Force One Elect would be the aeroplane that the current president has chosen to board but has not yet boarded.

    November 7, 2008

  • First Dog Designate?

    November 7, 2008

  • Gah. There was a news report here about whether it will be a chihuahua, or a pit bull, or something in between.

    November 7, 2008

  • I heard they wanted a poodle or "goldendoodle," but what I heard that gratified me the most was that the Obamas said they will adopt a dog from a shelter. I hope they do. What a message that sends...

    November 7, 2008

  • goldendoodle

    November 7, 2008

  • I'm wondering if the hyphen's supposed to be there. *worries*

    November 11, 2008

  • Yes, it is. You can stop worrying. :-)

    November 11, 2008