- a transversely corded fabric of wool, silk, rayon, or cotton.
Origin of rep1
Origin of rep2
- Nucleonics. a unit proposed as a supplement to roentgen for expressing dosage of ionizing radiation: subsequently abandoned.
Origin of rep3
- (in prescriptions) let it be repeated.
Origin of rep.1
Related Words for repweight, influence, rank, reliability, esteem, eminence, fame, standing, character, mark, favor, privilege, repute, regard, authority, position, report, approval, prestige, account
Examples from the Web for rep
Contemporary Examples of rep
Reached Tuesday, a Sitrick Co. rep confirmed they parted ways with Epstein in April 2011.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking
January 8, 2015
At that time, though, my job as a rep for an Australian company made it impossible to leave Australia.Ted Hughes’s Brother on Losing Sylvia Plath
December 2, 2014
Added Kinzinger, the Illinois rep, "We have to level the playing field in terms of creating a no-fly zone."U.S. Hasn’t Even Started Training Rebel Army to Fight ISIS
November 25, 2014
After making numerous phone calls, the rep set up a meeting with the FDA in June 2011.Patients Screwed in Spine Surgery ‘Scam’
The Center for Investigative Reporting
November 3, 2014
He also demonstrated how he communicated via WhatsApp with a Jordanian ISIS rep in Syria.The Loser Who Wanted to Be the ISIS Agent Next Door
September 18, 2014
Historical Examples of rep
"I wish my Lady could only hear all this," said Rep ton, in a whisper to Martin.The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. I (of II)
Charles James Lever
We ain't the sort o' characters to presoom on our rep'tations—they're bad.Soldiers Three, Part II.
She sat down in a rep chair at his right, and they looked at each other.The Mission Of Mr. Eustace Greyne
The seats were covered with rep, but must have had haircloth on them at one time.Polly's Business Venture
Lillian Elizabeth Roy
I'm going to get myself a rep bigger'n all theirs put together.The Draw
- a silk, wool, rayon, or cotton fabric with a transversely corded surface
Word Origin for rep
- theatre short for repertory company
- informal short for reputation
- US Representative
- US Republican
Word Origin and History for rep
1705 as abbreviation of reputation (n.); upon rep "I swear it" was a common 18c. slang asseveration. As a shortening of repetition (n.) it is recorded from 1864, originally school slang; as a shortening of representative (n.), especially "sales representative," it is attested from 1896. As an abbreviation of repertory (company) it is recorded from 1925.
- Roentgen-equivalent-physical; a unit of absorbed radiation dose, equal to the amount of ionizing radiation that will transfer 93 ergs of energy to 1 gram of water or living tissue.