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  1. Usually regs. Informal. regulations.

Origin of reg

by shortening


  1. a male given name, form of Reginald.


  1. regent.
  2. regiment.
  3. region.
  4. register.
  5. registered.
  6. registrar.
  7. registry.
  8. regular.
  9. regularly.
  10. regulation.
  11. regulator.


  1. regiment.
  2. queen.

Origin of Reg.

From the Latin word rēgīna
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Examples from the Web for reg

Historical Examples

  • Oh, I was an Indian in my time—a reg'ler measly hop-pickin' Siwash at that.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • He wound it every Sunday night, reg'lar as the day come round.

    Meadow Grass

    Alice Brown

  • Take a sip of water, Mike, like a reg'lar one, and cut loose.

  • Dan himself'll vote for Gabe; so'll Gaius and his reg'lar tribe.

    The Depot Master

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • A reg'lar grandmother's great-grandfather just out of the year one.

    A Son of Hagar</p>

    Sir Hall Caine

British Dictionary definitions for reg


abbreviation for
  1. Regent
  2. Regina
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Word Origin and History for reg


1952 as a shortening of regulation.

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