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Ned

[ned] /nɛd/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Edward.

N.E.D.

1.
New English Dictionary.
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British Dictionary definitions for Ned

ned

/nɛd/
noun
1.
(Scot, slang, derogatory) a young working-class male who dresses in casual sports clothes
Derived Forms
neddy, neddish, adjective
Word Origin
C20: a shortened form of Edward
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Word Origin and History for Ned

masc. proper name, a familiar abbreviation of Edward. Related: Neddy.

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NED

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