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Definition of reg

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: regulation federal regs

Definition of reg (Entry 2 of 2)

1 region
2 register; registered; registration
3 regular

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Examples of reg in a Sentence

Noun a list of proposed regs according to army regs, dress uniforms must be starched and boots polished at all times
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In the beginning of the pandemic, many of us were wiping down surfaces constantly, disinfecting our countertops (and groceries), and wearing gloves on the reg. Elizabeth Gulino,, "Google’s Top Trending COVID-19 Searches, Answered," 9 Dec. 2020 With more than 11,000 glowing reviews on Amazon, this green-skinned, big-eared cutie is like getting all the magic of The Child but none of the hassle of having to dodge danger on the reg, like the show's titular bounty hunter. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "This Baby Yoda plush doll is one of the hottest toys of 2020—and it's at a big discount," 13 Nov. 2020 Those reg revenues, however, are mostly profit, so their margins are much higher than what Tesla makes on selling cars (if anything). Shawn Tully, Fortune, "Tesla’s biggest profit center is dangerously close to running out of power," 30 Sep. 2020 Closed beaches In Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, double reg flags were flying by Monday afternoon that closed the beaches from the public. al, "Coastal officials brace for Marco and Laura: Neither are ‘making a bee-line’ toward Alabama," 24 Aug. 2020 Seana’s has delivery drivers coming through on the reg since signing on. Amy Drew Thompson,, "Local food pros feed the need inside the NBA bubble," 15 Aug. 2020 Just don't use it on the reg, because using too much hydrocortisone can thin the skin and lead to more acne breakouts. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "How to Get Rid of Pimples Overnight, According to the Acne Experts," 10 June 2020 Or pick up men’s Van Heusen Lux Sateen dress shirts for only $19.99 (reg. Trevor Fraser,, "Black Friday deals: Your guide to smart Central Florida shopping," 26 Nov. 2019 Over the past few days, Tana has been hanging out with Logan Paul on the reg, and some people think the pair may be seeing each other. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Tana Mongeau Calls Logan Paul Her Boyfriend on Tik Tok Amid Dating Rumors," 19 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of reg


1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for reg


by shortening

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23 Dec 2020

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“Reg.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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Kids Definition of reg.

1 region
2 regular

Legal Definition of Reg.

1 regulation
2 register

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