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rec1

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noun Informal.
  1. recreation.

Origin of rec1

First recorded in 1925–30; by shortening

rec2

[rek]
noun Informal.
  1. a recommendation: I need a rec for a vegetarian restaurant.

Origin of rec2

by shortening

rec.1

  1. (in prescriptions) fresh.

Origin of rec.1

From the Latin word recēns

rec.2

  1. receipt.
  2. recipe.
  3. record.
  4. recorder.
  5. recording.
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rec

noun
  1. informal short for recreation ground
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Word Origin and History for rec

n.

1929 as a shortening of recreation.

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