[verb ree-mach, ree-mach; noun ree-mach]

verb (used with object)

to match again; duplicate: an attempt to rematch a shade of green paint.
to schedule a second match for or between: to rematch the winners in each soccer league.


a second match between teams, challengers, etc.; return match.

Origin of rematch

First recorded in 1855–60; re- + match2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • Sammy got his rematch with Hackelberg when the quarterly financials came out.


    Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for rematch


noun (ˈriːˌmætʃ)

sport a second or return match between contestants

verb (riːˈmætʃ)

(tr) to match (two contestants) again
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for rematch

1941, from re- "back, again" + match (n.) "contest."


also re-match "to match again," 1856, from re- + match (v.). Related: Rematched; rematching.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper