Origin of rep1
Examples from the Web for repp
Rep, Repp, rep, n. a kind of cloth having a finely corded surface.
But, as I say, our ideas are changing—mahogany has gone, and repp curtains.Certain Personal Matters|H. G. Wells
Word Origin 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.