Pronunciation /ˈriːbəs/
noun rebuses
A puzzle in which words are represented by combinations of pictures and individual letters; for instance, apex might be represented by a picture of an ape followed by a letter X.

Early 17th century from French rébus, from Latin rebus, ablative plural of res ‘thing’.


Ron raved about his recent rebus
Which merely bored the rest of us.
But still we want to avoid a fuss
And we really hate to hear him cuss.

hint: programmer term

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