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noun
  1. (sometimes initial capital letter) Slang. a federal official or law-enforcement officer.

Origin of fed2

First recorded in 1915–20; by shortening

Fed

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

fed1

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

fed2

noun
  1. US slang an agent of the FBI

Fed

noun
  1. the Fed US informal 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.

fed

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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