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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

Synonyms for reg

Synonyms: Noun

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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 Just saying the Cougars look prepared not to get thrashed and thumped on the reg. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 28 Nov. 2021 The rest of reg. section 301.6103(n)-1 could also be revisited in light of recent computational developments. Marie Sapirie, Forbes, 8 Nov. 2021 But there are other specialties the customers — mostly Chinese — tear through on the reg. Amy Drew Thompson,, 14 Oct. 2021 The muscles required to fasten buttons and other complicated garment closures atrophied many moons ago, along with our ability to make polite conversation and shower on the reg. Not that those pants actually fit — ha! Washington Post, 12 Feb. 2021 Anybody out there not think horse racing is compromised on the reg? Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 May 2021 In fact, Kidman gives her husband and their two daughters pedicures on the reg. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 13 Apr. 2021 Drew Lock takes Broncos first snap in Week 1 of 2021 reg. Zack Jones, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2021 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,, 9 Dec. 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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30 Nov 2021

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“Reg.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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