• (British) IPA: /ɹɛp/

rep (plural reps)

  1. (informal) Clipping of reputation#English|reputation.
    Try not to make it easy for the tabloids to ruin your rep.
  2. (weightlifting, countable) Clipping of repetition#English|repetition.
    I get a better bicep workout if I use less weight and more reps.
  3. (informal) Clipping of representative#English|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) Clipping of repertory#English|repertory.
    She did her time in reps before she made the grade in West End theatre.
  5. (military, in combination) Clipping of report#English|report.
    • 1993, United States Military Academy. Association of Graduates, Assembly (volume 52, issues 1-3, page 149)
      […] and Henry Riser is still waiting for official casualty reps and family info on Doug Wheless.
    • 1996, Don Congdon, Combat World War II (volume 1, page 531)
      A shell report, or "shell rep," was supposed to be sent in by any man who witnessed the fall of enemy artillery fire.

rep (reps, present participle repping; past and past participle repped)

  1. To represent; to act as a representative for.
  2. (knitting) repeat


  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.]
  • French: reps
  • Russian: репс

Pronunciation Noun

rep (plural reps)

  1. Clipping of Republican#English|Republican.

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