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rec1

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noun Informal.
  1. recreation.
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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.
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Origin of rec2

by shortening

rec.1

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

From the Latin word recēns

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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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