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noun (1)

: reputation
especially : status in a group (such as a gang)


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noun (2)

: representative
sales reps


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noun (3)

variants or repp
: a plain-weave fabric with prominent rounded crosswise ribs


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noun (4)


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repped; repping


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noun (5)

: the dosage of an ionizing radiation that will develop the same amount of energy upon absorption in human tissue as one roentgen of X-ray or gamma-ray exposure


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noun (6)


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abbreviation (1)

report; reporter


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abbreviation (2)


Examples of rep in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
The next year, in 2018, Skinner created the Black Blockchain Summit to hash out with other Bitcoin disciples, currency creators, artists, and government reps what the future could look like for Black communities globally. WIRED, 16 Nov. 2023 For those who want to rep the most classic McDonald’s look, try the classic clog — a red pair of Crocs that include charms in the shape of fries, Big Macs and McNuggets. Antonia Debianchi, Peoplemag, 14 Nov. 2023 The entertainment division also reps media companies, producers, writers and directors, with expertise in steering corporate communications and personal brand messaging, among other offerings. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Oct. 2023 Her complaint names reps for Derulo’s Future History record label, a joint venture with RCA Records, as well as Atlantic Records, another party to her contract, as co-defendants. Nancy Dillon, Rolling Stone, 5 Oct. 2023 The two colorways are of course a chocolate brown and a bright orange to rep the candy brands. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 29 Sep. 2023 As someone who reps high-profile entertainment industry figures like Elizabeth Chambers, as well as high-net-worth individuals in the tech world, Royce encourages private mediation whenever possible, especially since the pandemic has resulted in lengthy court delays. Ashley Cullins, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Sep. 2023 Love Your Melon Speckled Beanie With cooler weather rolling in, this cozy beanie from hat brand, Love Your Melon, is a great way to rep your favorite team while staying warm. Tim Chan, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Sep. 2023 The company reps more than 60 internet creators, including MrBeast, Dream, Hasan Piker and Safiya Nygaard, who collectively generate more than 5 billion views across YouTube, Twitch and other platforms. Todd Spangler, Variety, 25 Aug. 2023
Their rep also confirmed the engagement news to Billboard. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 28 Nov. 2023 The musical director, dance arranger and press reps were Jews. Jesse Green, New York Times, 28 Nov. 2023 Being the middle manager has never had a great rep; dealing with lower pay and more interpersonal conflicts than higher-ups, they’re often isolated from the rest of the staff. Chloe Berger, Fortune, 26 Nov. 2023 Baby Luai was born in 2023 Though Luai’s actual birthday is unknown, in July 2023, Lohan’s rep confirmed to PEOPLE that she and Shammas’ first child was born. Emy Lacroix, Peoplemag, 23 Nov. 2023 The crowd now included reps from record companies and booking agencies, who’d hastily flown or driven to see what all the fuss was about. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 17 Nov. 2023 The House reps’ letter requested a briefing from Apple on the matter by Dec. 15. Todd Spangler, Variety, 15 Nov. 2023 Atlanta just found out how Keith Lee’s TikTok reviews can make or break a restaurant’s rep. Emily St. Martin, Los Angeles Times, 3 Nov. 2023 The director commented to Variety through a rep, who shared how Coppola reportedly responded to Lisa Marie after receiving the emails. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 3 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History


Noun (3)

French reps, modification of English ribs, plural of rib

Noun (5)

roentgen equivalent physical

Noun (6)

short for repetition

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1677, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1789, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

1858, in the meaning defined above

Noun (4)

1906, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1922, in the meaning defined above

Noun (5)

1947, in the meaning defined above

Noun (6)

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rep was in 1677

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Cite this Entry

“Rep.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 noun


2 of 2 noun

Medical Definition


1 of 2 noun
plural rep or reps
: the dosage of an ionizing radiation that will develop the same amount of energy upon absorption in human tissues as one roentgen of X-ray or gamma-ray exposure compare rem


2 of 2 abbreviation
let it be repeated
used in writing prescriptions


Latin repetatur

Legal Definition


report, reporter

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