See also: Reem and réem

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɹiːm/, /ɹɪˈɛm/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːm

Etymology 1Edit

From Biblical Hebrew רְאֵם(r'em).

NounEdit

reem (plural reems)

  1. A large horned animal in ancient Hebrew literature, variously identified with the wild ox or aurochs (Bos primigenius), the Arabian oryx, or a mythical creature (compare unicorn).
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Compare ream (to make a hole in).

VerbEdit

reem (third-person singular simple present reems, present participle reeming, simple past and past participle reemed)

  1. (transitive, nautical) To open (the seams of a vessel's planking) for the purpose of calking them.

Etymology 3Edit

Of unclear origins, popularised by Joey Essex. Possibly derived from cream or ream.[1]

AdjectiveEdit

reem (comparative reemer or more reem, superlative reemest or most reem)

  1. (UK, chiefly Essex, slang) cool, excellent; desirable; sexy.
    • 2011 June 13, Julie McCaffrey, "Forget a suntan, fake it, safely bake or soothe it", The Mirror:
      The cast of The Only Way Is Essex have tried every fake tan in the universe and insist this is best before a reem night out.
    • 2012, Becci Fox, Confessions of an Essex Girl: A Smart, Sexy and Scandalously Funny Expose, Pan Macmillan, →ISBN:
      Imagine a totally reem Hogwarts where Harry Potter looks like he should be in a Wham! video while Hermione's always on her pink BlackBerry and trying to catch Ron's attention by rolling up her skirt higher and higher.
    • 2014, Joey Essex, Being Reem, Hachette UK, →ISBN:
      Room service: The reemest way to get food! [] The party royal is the most reem though because he goes to Vegas.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2014, November 22, Dot Wordsworth, Does Joey Essex know what ‘reem’ actually means?, The Spectator

AnagramsEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

reem

  1. Alternative form of reme (ream)

YolaEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English reme (cream), from Old English rēam, from Proto-West Germanic *raum.

NounEdit

reem

  1. cream

ReferencesEdit

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 64