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Variant of rep1.


(Textiles) a variant spelling of rep1


or repp


a horizontally ribbed fabric of wool, silk, rayon, or cotton.
[1855–60; < French reps, perhaps < E ribs (see rib1)]



n. Informal.
1. a repertory theater or company.
2. a representative, esp. a sales representative.
3. reputation.
[by shortening]


1. Representative.
2. Republic.
3. Republican.


1. repair.
2. repeat.
3. report.
4. reporter.
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Noun1.repp - a fabric with prominent rounded crosswise ribs
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
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