follow Dictionary.com

What is the X in X-mas?

rec

[rek] /rɛk/
noun, Informal.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; by shortening
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for recs

rec

/rɛk/
noun
1.
(informal) short for recreation ground
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for recs

rec

n.

1929 as a shortening of recreation.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for recs

pull something on someone

verb phrase

To deceive or cheat; take advantage of; pull a fast one: At first she thought I was trying to pull a slick scam on her (1916+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for rec

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for recs

6
7
Scrabble Words With Friends