rep

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See also: Rep, REP, rep., Rep., and rệp

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Clippings of various words beginning with "rep".

Noun[edit]

rep (plural reps)

  1. (countable)   Clipping of reputation.
    Try not to make it easy for the tabloids to ruin your rep.
  2. (weightlifting, countable)   Clipping of repetition.
    I get a better bicep workout if I use less weight and more reps.
  3. (countable)   Clipping of representative.
    When I requested tickets for Nassau, my rep just put me on hold.
    John Doe is a participant in the House of Reps.
  4. (theater, uncountable)   Clipping of repertory.
    She did her time in reps before she made the grade in West End theatre.

Verb[edit]

rep (third-person singular simple present reps, present participle repping, simple past and past participle repped)

  1. To represent; to act as a representative for.
    • 1922, Hal G. Evarts, The Settling of the Sage[1]:
      Bentley, the man who repped for Slade, carried the air and the rest joined in.
    • 1994 November 4, Bill Wyman, “Evanston's New Music Hall/Veruca Salt Grow Up/Schmitsville”, Chicago Reader:
      He left to help the Reader set up its national advertising arm, went back to Rolling Stone for five years, repped other magazines, and finally set up his own company, which currently scouts ads for the Atlantic, Spin, Discover, and a publication called Disney Adventures.
  2. (knitting) repeat
    • 2011, Hannah Fettig, Closely Knit: Handmade Gifts For The Ones You Love (page 44)
      Rep neck dec EOR 4 times more, AND AT THE SAME TIME, rep armhole dec EOR 4 (4,5) times more

Etymology 2[edit]

Back-formation from reps, misinterpreted as a plural.

Noun[edit]

rep (plural reps)

  1. (textiles) A fabric made of silk or wool, or of silk and wool, and having a transversely corded or ribbed surface. [from 19th c.]
    • 1923, Theodore Dreiser, The Color of a Great City
      Underfoot is a rich brown marble from the shores of Lake Champlain. The wainscoting is of green rep and red Numidian marble.
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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

rep

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of rebre
  2. second-person singular imperative form of rebre

Dutch[edit]

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rep

  1. first-person singular present indicative of reppen
  2. imperative of reppen

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Hungarian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from repül.

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rep

  1. flight, air (used as a prefix only)

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Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

rep

  1. rafsi of crepu.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

rep n (definite singular repet, indefinite plural rep, definite plural repa or repene)

  1. rope

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *rępъ.

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rȇp m (Cyrillic spelling ре̑п)

  1. tail

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Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *rępъ.

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rèp or rép m inan (genitive rêpa or répa, nominative plural rêpi or répi)

  1. tail

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Swedish[edit]

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rep n

  1. rope

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