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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Flex
To bend; as, to flex the arm.

Etymology: L. flexus, p. p. of flectere to bend, perh. flectere and akin to falx sickle, E. falchion. Cf. Flinch

noun Flex
Flax.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The act of flexing ("he gave his biceps a flex to impress the ladies")
  2. Cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
  3. Bend a joint ("flex your wrists")
  4. Form a curve
  5. Contract ("flex a muscle")
  6. Exhibit the strength of ("The victorious army flexes its invincibility")
Wiktionary

Latin flexus, past participle of flecto (“to bend”).

  1. (uncountable) Flexibility, pliancy.
  2. (countable) The act of flexing.
  3. (uncountable, chiefly Britain) Any flexible insulated electrical wiring.
  4. (countable, geometry) A point of inflection.

Notable Persons Named Flex

Flex Alexander is an actor/comedian/dancer, actor, comedian, and dance. His career lasted from 1992 to 1992. Flex was given the name Mark Alexander Knox on April 15th, 1970 in New York City, New York, U.S. Flex is also known as Flex and Mark "Flex" Knox.

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Flex Mentallo is a comics character.

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Flex is a reggaeton, reggae, and latin pop singing, songwriter, and performing arts. He plays Vocals. He has been prominent since 1996. Flex was given the name Félix Danilo Gómez on August 26th, 1974 in Panama City. Flex is also known as Flex, Nigga, Flex (US), and Nigga (LA).

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Flex D'Paper is a rapping and record producer. Flex was given the name Alex Julius Kwesigabo in Kampala.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Flex

Funkmaster Flex is a hip hop music dj, producer, singer, rapper, actor, musician, television show host, disc jockey, and rapping. He plays Turntablism and Sampler (musical instrument). His ongoing career started in 1987. Funkmaster was given the name Aston George Taylor, Jr. on August 5th, 1967 in The Bronx, New York City, United States. Funkmaster is also known as Flex and Funk Flex.

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Flex is a reggaeton, reggae, and latin pop singing, songwriter, and performing arts. He plays Vocals. He has been prominent since 1996. Flex was given the name Félix Danilo Gómez on August 26th, 1974 in Panama City. Flex is also known as Flex, Nigga, Flex (US), and Nigga (LA).

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Farley Flex is a music promoter, artist manager, promoter (entertainment), and talent manager. Farley was born Farley Flex on August 9th, 1962 in Scarborough, Toronto.

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Walter Flex was an author, lyricist, and authorlyricist. Walter was born on July 6th, 1887 in Eisenach. He died on October 16th, 1917.

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DJ Flex is a house music and techno musician. He plays Allen & Heath, Ableton Live, Cycling '74, Native Instruments, and Akai. He was most active from 1998 to present. DJ was given the name Robert Joubi on March 22nd, 1976 in Paris. DJ is also known as David Terzian and Terzian David.

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David was born on December 3rd, 1987 in Philadelphia.

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Popularity of Flex as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Flex U.S.
  White 53.51% 64.26%
  African American 38.60% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.89% 16.26%

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People with the last name Flex are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Flex

  • How Popular is the name Flex? Flex is the 83,791st most popular name of all time. As a last name Flex was the 145,220th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Flex have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Flex in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Flex? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2015 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Flex first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Flex is Thursday, August 25th, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Flex born? The highest recorded use of the first name Flex was in 2015 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Flex: Your name in reverse order is Xelf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Xfel. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Flex? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 114 people with the last name Flex.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Flex? Flex is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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