CEO Slang: Meaning, Origin, Sentence Examples

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Meaning

(Noun) A successful person running his or her business is called a CEO (Chief Executive Officer). Gen Z people also use this term when talking about a person who is a professional or master of a certain skill that helped him or her reach success.

Origin

The term CEO was first seen around 1972. But during this time, heads of a company are still called “president” or “chairman.” Around 1975, people were more comfortable using CEO up to today.

Demographic (Who Uses This Word)

Not just Gen Z people use the term CEO, but also respectable establishments and multi-million dollar companies around the world. A CEO can be the owner of a small business or a big-name company.

CEO Used in a Sentence

  • Example 1: Today, I started my ‌business. I can’t believe I’m a CEO!
  • Example 2: Wow, you’re already a CEO at age 19? That’s wonderful!

 

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