reminisce

[ rem-uh-nis ]
/ ˌrɛm əˈnɪs /

verb (used without object), rem·i·nisced, rem·i·nisc·ing.

to recall past experiences, events, etc.; indulge in reminiscence.

Nearby words

  1. remindful,
  2. remineralization,
  3. remington,
  4. remington, eliphalet,
  5. remington, frederic,
  6. reminiscence,
  7. reminiscent,
  8. reminiscential,
  9. remiped,
  10. remise

Origin of reminisce

First recorded in 1820–30; back formation from reminiscence

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British Dictionary definitions for reminisce

reminisce

/ (ˌrɛmɪˈnɪs) /

verb

(intr) to talk or write about old times, past experiences, etc
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Word Origin and History for reminisce

reminisce

v.

1829, "to recollect," back-formation from reminiscence. Meaning "indulge in reminiscences" is from 1871. "Somewhat colloquial" [OED]. Related: Reminisced; reminiscing.

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