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rep

1
or repp

[ rep ]

noun

  1. a transversely corded fabric of wool, silk, rayon, or cotton.


rep.

2

abbreviation for

  1. (in prescriptions) let it be repeated.

rep

3

[ rep ]

noun

, Informal.

rep.

4

abbreviation for

  1. repair.
  2. repeat.
  3. report.
  4. reported.
  5. reporter.

rep

5

noun

, Informal.
  1. a shortened form of repetition.

rep

6

noun

, Informal.
  1. a representative, especially a sales representative.

rep

7

noun

, Informal.
  1. a shortened form of reputation.

rep

8

[ rep ]

noun

, Nucleonics.
  1. a unit proposed as a supplement to roentgen for expressing dosage of ionizing radiation: subsequently abandoned.

Rep.

9

abbreviation for

  1. Representative.
  2. Republic.
  3. Republican.

rep

1

/ rɛp /

noun

  1. theatre short for repertory company


rep

2

/ rɛp /

noun

  1. informal.
    short for reputation

rep

3

/ rɛp /

Rep.

4

abbreviation for

  1. Representative
  2. Republican
  3. Republic

rep

5

/ rɛp /

noun

  1. a silk, wool, rayon, or cotton fabric with a transversely corded surface
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Derived Forms

  • repped, adjective
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Other Words From

  • repped adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of rep1

First recorded in 1855–60; from French reps, perhaps from English ribs; rib 1

Origin of rep2

From the Latin word repetātur

Origin of rep3

By shortening

Origin of rep4

First recorded in 1855–60

Origin of rep5

By shortening

Origin of rep6

First recorded in 1670–80

Origin of rep7

First recorded in 1945–50; r(oentgen) e(quivalent) p(hysical)
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Word History and Origins

Origin of rep1

C19: from French reps , perhaps from English ribs ; see rib 1
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Example Sentences

Reached Tuesday, a Sitrick Co. rep confirmed they parted ways with Epstein in April 2011.

“I truly believe there is a Santa Claus” said Rep. Kerry Bentivolio.

On the Democratic side, many expect former Rep. Mike McMahon to make another run at the seat.

As Rep. Joe Crowley of New York told reporters, “There was no right answer and no wrong answer.”

At that time, though, my job as a rep for an Australian company made it impossible to leave Australia.

It was the era of black walnut and green rep, and they chose sets looking much alike.

When Charles wanted a mistress he went far afield; in his hunt he bagged anything that came his way, from a duchess to a demi-rep.

You ought to see ithorrid old brown rep, and a carpet thats worn into white spots!

The weave is similar to that of ordinary rep or poplin, being a simple round-corded effect.

Rep, Repp, rep, n. a kind of cloth having a finely corded surface.

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