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[fed] /fɛd/
noun
1.
(sometimes initial capital letter) Slang. a federal official or law-enforcement officer.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; by shortening

Fed

[fed] /fɛd/
noun
1.
the Fed, Informal. the Federal Reserve System.
2.
the Federal Reserve Board.
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British Dictionary definitions for feds

fed1

/fɛd/
verb
1.
the past tense and past participle of feed
2.
(informal) fed to death, fed to the teeth, fed up to the teeth, fed to the back teeth, fed up to the back teeth, bored or annoyed

fed2

/fɛd/
noun
1.
(US, slang) an agent of the FBI

Fed

/fɛd/
noun
1.
(US, informal) the Fed, the Federal Reserve Bank or Federal Reserve Board
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Word Origin and History for feds

fed

adj.

past participle adjective from feed (v.). Fed up "surfeited, disgusted, bored," is British slang first recorded 1900, extended to U.S. by World War I; probably from earlier phrases like fed up to the back teeth.

n.

1788, short for Federalist; as colloquial for "official of the federal government," from 1916, especially, after 1930s, of FBI agents.

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Slang definitions & phrases for feds

Fed

noun

Any federal government worker or agent, esp in law enforcement or taxation: right up to the day the Feds dragged him into court (1912+)


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Related Abbreviations for feds

FEDS

federal energy data system

fed

federal agent

Fed

Federal Reserve System

FED

  1. field emission device
  2. field-emitting diode
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