What does the abbreviation RSVP stand for?

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What does the abbreviation RSVP stand for?
It comes from the French phrase Répondez s’il vous plaît, which means “Please respond,” and is used on formal invitations to indicate that the host or hostess would like to know whether or not you’re coming. Another way to remember this is to think of it as “Respond so very promptly,” a trick a grade school teacher taught us.