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rec

[rek] /rɛk/
noun, Informal.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; by shortening

rec.1

1.
(in prescriptions) fresh.
Origin
< Latin recēns

rec.2

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British Dictionary definitions for rec

rec

/rɛk/
noun
1.
(informal) short for recreation ground
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Word Origin and History for rec
n.

1929 as a shortening of recreation.

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Slang definitions & phrases for rec

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.
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rec in Technology
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Related Abbreviations for rec

rec.

  1. receipt
  2. record
  3. recording
  4. recreation
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