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Origin of reg

by shortening


  1. a male given name, form of Reginald.



Origin of Reg.

From the Latin word rēgīna Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for reg

Historical Examples of reg

  • Oh, I was an Indian in my time—a reg'ler measly hop-pickin' Siwash at that.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • He wound it every Sunday night, reg'lar as the day come round.

    Meadow Grass

    Alice Brown

  • Take a sip of water, Mike, like a reg'lar one, and cut loose.

  • Dan himself'll vote for Gabe; so'll Gaius and his reg'lar tribe.

    The Depot Master

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • A reg'lar grandmother's great-grandfather just out of the year one.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine

British Dictionary definitions for reg


abbreviation for
  1. Regent
  2. Regina
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Word Origin and History for reg

1952 as a shortening of regulation.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper