Slang dictionary sitrep [sit-rep] Published November 19, 2018 What does sitrep mean? Roger, Charlie, give me a sitrep at 0900! A sitrep is a status report on military activity in an area. Related words Roger that, Charlie Foxtrot, tactical shit, Kilroy was here, 10-4, under siege Where does sitrep come from? Imgflip Sitrep is short for situation report and first saw extensive use during World War II. A situation report, militarily speaking, can contain anything from descriptions of troop deployments to details of the aftermath of military conflicts. Sitrep was used as early as September 1941. British intelligence reports on the Siege of Leningrad give a sitrep on German and Soviet tank movements. Sitrep was used frequently in military documents of the English-speaking members of the Allies. The Indian Ministry of Defense was issuing sitreps in 1944 and the US military was providing numerous sitreps from the Pacific Theater in the late 1940s. After World War II, sitrep continued to be used in numerous military documents of both the UK and US. Several US Presidents, including Dwight Eisenhower and Jimmy Carter, personally wrote sitreps during various military conflicts the US involved after World War II. Red Canary Examples of sitrep sitrep: Kings of Leon rocks, but not very charismatic thus far - giving it time @blacktar, July 2007 For him, the resulting confusion is harrowing. For us, it’s part of the fun, like the insidery frisson of hearing nuggets of spy jargon hissed by unsmiling people in dark suits. “Alpha team, I need a sitrep, stat!” A.O. Scott, The New York Times, July 2016 Meme Generator SEE MORE EXAMPLES Who uses sitrep? Sitrep is still used by the US military and Twitter-using veterans. .@DogFaceSoldier Sir, SITREP from CPT Mathews and 74th Transport Co. – Just crossed NC state line! Maintenance working hard so every truck arrives Fully Mission Capable to assist in #HurricanceFlorence #ArmyResponse. Morale is high and Soldiers excited for Rendezvous w/ Destiny! pic.twitter.com/TaM0E3g80V — 101st Airborne Div. (@101stAASLTDIV) September 15, 2018 #aftershocks in #lombok #earthquake – sitrep pic.twitter.com/kpe1AOhnkJ — Craig De Meillon (@craigoz82) August 6, 2018 Since the 1940s, sitrep has also been used by civilians who have been exposed to the word through movies, shows, books, and games about the military. It’s increasingly used to describe general, non-military “status updates.” Current #sitrep pic.twitter.com/YhQWSBEMj6 — Furzey & Thor⚡ (@FurzeyRetriever) November 18, 2018 Woodford sitrep: Finished. Critical. Restock immediately. 🚨⚠️ pic.twitter.com/yH8rL8jwqk — Jamie Bellinger (@blgrr) November 10, 2018 well, i think its time to go raid that infernal place known as a bed, Ill be mobile in this operation, DM if y'all need a sitrep — Mario (@MarioSpam) December 19, 2007 Sitrep is was the worst perk every created in CoD, should have left Bomb Squad like in COD4. — Papa Zo (@LMFAORenny) May 15, 2013 Just Added pushing P, Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, trigger law, bystander effect, CSI effect Note This is not meant to be a formal definition of sitrep like most terms we define on Dictionary.com, but is rather an informal word summary that hopefully touches upon the key aspects of the meaning and usage of sitrep that will help our users expand their word mastery.