or R.S.V.P.


verb (used without object), RSVPed or RSVP'd, RSVPing or RSVP'ing.

to reply to an invitation: Don't forget to RSVP before Thursday.

noun, plural RSVP's.

a reply to an invitation: He sent a lovely bouquet of flowers with his RSVP.
(used on an invitation to indicate that the favor of a reply is requested).

Origin of RSVP

1895–1900; < French r(épondez) s('il) v(ous) p(laît) please reply Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for rsvp

reply, RRSP

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abbreviation for

répondez s'il vous plaît

Word Origin for RSVP

French: please reply
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