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zed

[zed] /zɛd/
noun, Chiefly British
1.
the letter Z or z.
2.
a Z-bar.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Middle French zede < Latin zēta < Greek zêta zeta

Zed

[zed] /zɛd/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Zedekiah.
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British Dictionary definitions for zeds

zeds

/ˈzɛdz/
plural noun (informal)
1.
sleep
2.
catch a few zeds, to have a nap

zed

/zɛd/
noun
1.
the British spoken form of the letter z US word zee
Word Origin
C15: from Old French zede, via Late Latin from Greek zēta
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Word Origin and History for zeds

zed

n.

c.1400, from Middle French zede, from Late Latin zeta, from Greek zeta, from Hebrew zayin, letter name, literally "weapon;" so called in reference to the shape of this letter in ancient Hebrew. U.S. pronunciation zee is first attested 1670s. Other dialectal names for the letter are izzard, ezod, uzzard, and zod.

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