- (especially in British military use) reconnaissance: a pilot who spent three months on recce.
Also rec·co [rek-oh] /ˈrɛk oʊ/, rec·cy [rek-ee] /ˈrɛk i/.
Origin of recce
First recorded in 1940–45; by shortening and alteration
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Word Origin and History for reccos
1941, military slang, short for reconnaissance.
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