Rep, Rip, Repp, or Reps is a cloth woven in fine cords or ribs across the width of a piece, usually made of silk, wool, or cotton. The name is said to have been adapted from the French reps, a word of unknown origin; it has also been suggested that it is a corruption of rib. In silk it is used for dresses, neckties, and to some extent, for ecclesiastical vestments. In wool and cotton it is used for various upholstery purposes.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Rep". Encyclopædia Britannica. 23 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 105.
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