Like my father, decades earlier, I laughed at loud at unrepeatable things in this new book.
Mr. Pike cursed him with fearful, unrepeatable words, and again demanded what he was doing there.
On the way home from India he had said unrepeatable things to a parson.
The captain's reply was unrepeatable, but for such short acquaintance it was an accurate résumé of the character of the applicant.
The Darkovan name for the Hellers was even more explicit, and even in translation, unrepeatable.
Imbrie turned, and in the Indian tongue addressed an unrepeatable insult to the wounded trooper.
late 14c., "to say what one has already said," from Old French repeter "say or do again, get back, demand the return of" (13c., Modern French répéeter), from Latin repetere "do or say again; attack again," from re- "again" (see re-) + petere "to go to; attack; strive after; ask for, beseech" (see petition (n.)).
Meaning "say what another has said" is from 1590s. As an emphatic word in radio broadcasts, 1938. Meaning "do over again" is from 1550s; specific meaning "to take a course of education over again" is recorded from 1945, American English. Related: Repeated; repeating.
mid-15c., of music passages, from repeat (v.). From 1937 of broadcasts.