Rep vs Dem - What's the difference?

rep | dem |

Dem is a see also of rep.

Rep is a see also of dem.

As a noun rep

is (countable)   or rep can be (textiles) a fabric made of silk or wool, or of silk and wool, and having a transversely corded or ribbed surface.

As a verb rep

is to represent; to act as a representative for.

As a pronoun dem is


As a determiner dem is

(in the sense of "those").



(wikipedia rep)

Etymology 1

Clippings of various words beginning with "rep".


(en noun)
  • (countable)   .
  • Try not to make it easy for the tabloids to ruin your rep .
  • (weightlifting, countable)   .
  • I get a better bicep workout if I use less weight and more reps .
  • (countable)   .
  • When I requested tickets for Nassau, my rep just put me on hold.
    John Doe is a participant in the House of Rep s.
  • (theater, uncountable)   .
  • She did her time in reps before she made the grade in West End theatre.


  • To represent; to act as a representative for.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=Hal G. Evarts, title=The Settling of the Sage, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Bentley, the man who repped for Slade, carried the air and the rest joined in. }}
  • * {{quote-news, year=1994, date=November 4, author=Bill Wyman, title=Evanston's New Music Hall/Veruca Salt Grow Up/Schmitsville, work=Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=He left to help the Reader set up its national advertising arm, went back to Rolling Stone for five years, repped other magazines, and finally set up his own company, which currently scouts ads for the Atlantic, Spin, Discover, and a publication called Disney Adventures. }}
  • (knitting) repeat
  • * 2011 , Hannah Fettig, Closely Knit: Handmade Gifts For The Ones You Love (page 44)
  • Rep' neck dec EOR 4 times more, AND AT THE SAME TIME, ' rep armhole dec EOR 4 (4,5) times more

    Etymology 2

    Back-formation from (reps), misinterpreted as a plural.


    (en noun)
  • (textiles) A fabric made of silk or wool, or of silk and wool, and having a transversely corded or ribbed surface.
  • * 1923 , Theodore Dreiser, The Color of a Great City
  • Underfoot is a rich brown marble from the shores of Lake Champlain. The wainscoting is of green rep and red Numidian marble.


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    (English Pronouns)
  • * {{quote-news, 2007, February 25, Sia Michel, Stephen Marley in Tallahassee, M.I.A. in India and Klaxons on Fire, New York Times citation
  • , passage=Go tell dem natty dreadlocks no wear handcuff,” advises Damian Marley, his guest star and younger brother, who accuses the officers of jealousy.}}


    (en determiner)
  • (in the sense of "those")
  • What are dem fings doing 'ere?
  • (clitic, postfix) A group of.
  • * 2009 , ,
  • Chillin' wiv da man dem
    Jammin' wiv da man dem
    It's all good in the hood wiv da man dem
  • * 2010 , ,
  • I’ve got my peeps dem with me shouting pull up your socks,
    Cos we just broke the law and now we're running from cops.


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