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[reg] /rɛg/
noun
1.
Usually, regs. Informal. regulations.
Origin of reg
by shortening

Reg

[rej] /rɛdʒ/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Reginald.

reg.

Reg.

1.
2.
Origin
From the Latin word rēgīna
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  • Lawyer Means is here, an' he can take it down in black an' white, if he wants to, an' I'll sign it reg'lar an' have it witnessed.

    Jerome, A Poor Man Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Mis' Amanda bursts out after a while, 'I'm reg'lar put to it.

    Friendship Village Zona Gale
  • I understand, too, that she was makin' reg'lar trips to a beauty parlor, and all that.

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
  • Oh, I was an Indian in my time—a reg'ler measly hop-pickin' Siwash at that.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • He guessed instantly that reg was referring to his own case.

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

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • It wouldn't of been so bad if the perfessor had picked out jest one brand of scientifics and stuck to that reg'lar.

    Danny's Own Story Don Marquis
  • A reg'lar grandmother's great-grandfather just out of the year one.

    A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
  • It was reg'lar coffee-mill work then, grindin' away at the levers, and we flung bullets among 'em astonishin'.

    Buffalo Land W. E. Webb
  • An' so it continyoos, a reg'lar see-saw between Steve an' the bull.

    Faro Nell and Her Friends Alfred Henry Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for reg

Reg.

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

1952 as a shortening of regulation.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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