rep

1

or repp

[rep]

Origin of rep

1
1855–60; < French reps, perhaps < English ribs (see rib1)
Related formsrepped, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for repped

rep

1

repp

noun
  1. 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
noun
  1. theatre short for repertory company

rep

3

rep

4
noun
  1. informal short for reputation
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Word Origin and History for repped

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.

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repped in Medicine

rep

[rĕp]
n.
  1. 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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