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rec

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noun Informal.
  1. recreation.
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Origin of rec

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First recorded in 1925–30; by shortening

rec

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

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by shortening

rec.

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  1. (in prescriptions) fresh.
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Origin of rec.

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From the Latin word recēns

rec.

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Related Words for rec

pleasure, enjoyment, diversion, relaxation, fun, hobby, amusement, picnic, repose, avocation, pastime, playtime, sport, exercise, entertainment, ease, vacation, refreshment, holiday, hilarity

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British Dictionary definitions for rec

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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