What Does R&R Mean?

R&R most commonly means "Rest and Recuperation," which is a time period specifically designated to allow recovery after strenuous or relentless activity. For example, soldiers serving on operational tours are often given a period of R&R during their tours and at the end. Of note, R&R is sometimes expanded to "Rest and Relaxation." This meaning has a different connotation as it focuses more on chilling out than essential recovery.

R&R also has the following meanings:
  • Revise and Resubmit. R&R is an instruction to reshow some work.
  • Read and Review. R&R is a request from an author for feedback on work.
  • Ritalin and Redbull. R&R is a drink taken by college students to provide caffeine-induced motivation.
  • Summary of Key Points

    "Rest and Recuperation" is the most common definition for R&R on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
    Definition:Rest and Recuperation
    1: Easy to guess
    Typical Users:
    Adults and Teenagers

    Image for R&R

    When I write R&R, I mean this:

    meaning of R&R
    R&R most commonly means Rest and Recuperation.


    Examples of R&R in Sentences

    Here are examples of R&R being used in conversations:
    • Tony: I'm going to do absolutely nothing during R&R.
    • Jordan: I hear you.
    • (Here, R&R means Rest and Recuperation.)
    • Tony: How was your report received?
    • Jordan: The boss just wrote R&R.
    • (Here, R&R means Revise and Resubmit.)
    • Tony: Here's my new manuscript. R&R.
    • Jordan: Will do.
    • (Here, R&R means Read and Review.)
    • Tony: I'll never stay awake to learn this lot.
    • Jordan: You need some R&R, mate.
    • (Here, R&R means Ritalin and Redbull.)

    An Academic Look at R&R

    When R&R means "Rest and Recuperation" or "Ritalin and Redbull," it is used like a noun. However, when it means "Read and Review" or "Revise and Resubmit," it is used like an imperative sentence (i.e., an order).

    Second Definition for R&R

    This meaning was also noted:
    Definition:Revise and Resubmit (writing)
    3: Guessable
    Typical Users:
    Adults and Teenagers

    Example of R&R Used in a Text


See Also

CHILAX (chill and relax) CHILL OUT (to hang around doing nothing) CHILL OUT (to relax) CHILL (to hang around doing nothing) CHILL (to relax) CHOUT (to chill out) COOLIN (to relax) JC (just chillin') NMJCU (not much, just chilling, you?) TACP (take a chill pill)