repp

[ rep ]
/ rɛp /
|

noun


Nearby words

  1. reorganize,
  2. reorient,
  3. reorientation,
  4. reoviridae,
  5. reovirus,
  6. rep.,
  7. repack,
  8. repackage,
  9. repaglinide,
  10. repaid

rep

1

or repp

[ rep ]
/ rɛp /

noun

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

Origin of rep

1
1855–60; < French reps, perhaps < English ribs (see rib1)

Related formsrepped, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for repp

repp

/ (rɛp) /

noun

a variant spelling of rep 1

rep

1

repp

/ (rɛp) /

noun

a silk, wool, rayon, or cotton fabric with a transversely corded surface
Derived Formsrepped, adjective

Word Origin for rep

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

rep

2
/ (rɛp) /

noun

theatre short for repertory company

rep

3
/ (rɛp) /

noun

rep

4
/ (rɛp) /

noun

informal short for reputation
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Word Origin and History for repp

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for repp

rep

[ rĕp ]

n.

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.

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