Origin of recon
An Americanism dating back to 1915–20; by shortening
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Examples from the Web for recon
Austin, We had a Marine with 3rd Recon killed in action about two weeks ago out west.
I wish I had the chance to know him, all the Recon guys admired him, looked up to him, and are devastated by his loss.
Love, Nate 12 September 2006 Folks, Just returned from a several day excursion with some of the Recon boys from Lejeune.
If dey sassed him he would put spit in their eyes and say 'now I recon you will mind how you sass me.'
Dey done gib de other hoses to de army, since Old Mistus say she recon she ant need um no mo.The Southern Cross
Foxhall Daingerfield, Jr.
Word Origin and History for recon
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The smallest genetic unit capable of recombination.