Ex-husband

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Piak

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Husband of the past or former husband can I call this person “Ex-husband”? and which one is good to use?

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dduck

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Piak said:
Husband of the past or former husband can I call this person “Ex-husband”? and which one is good to use?

You can use simply "Ex", or "Ex-husband". Perhaps, slightly more formal is "former husband". Your first suggestion isn't ever used, as far as I'm aware. :)

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I agree. Ex and ex-husband are more colloquial and former would be more formal. ;-)
 
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