[ ree-pas, -pahs ]
/ riˈpæs, -ˈpɑs /

verb (used with or without object)

to pass back or again.

Nearby words

  1. reparative dentin,
  2. reparatory,
  3. repart,
  4. repartee,
  5. repartition,
  6. repassage,
  7. repast,
  8. repatriate,
  9. repatriation,
  10. repay

Origin of repass

1425–75; late Middle English repassen < Middle French repasser, Old French, equivalent to re- re- + passer to pass

Related formsre·pas·sage [ree-pas-ij] /riˈpæs ɪdʒ/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for repass



mid-15c., "pass again in returning," from Old French repasser; see re- "again" + pass (v.). Related: Repassed; repassing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper