Origin of ked
First recorded in 1560–70; earlier cade, of uncertain origin
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Examples from the Web for ked
SNAFU—“situation normal: all f--ked up,” as soldiers used to say—was the default position for American policy.In Search of the Obama Doctrine
July 26, 2013
I really learned a lot from it and in some weird f**ked up way it really empowered me.10 Fascinating Porn Star Memoirs: Aurora Snow on Porn Tell-Alls
May 29, 2013
After all, the ked khoda of Gavmishl can provide for his son as well as the best in the country.The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan
It tuk me nigh a hour to make a hole, so that I ked git my head abovePg 143 the edge, an' see what the neest contained.
Thar war some green leaves on the fox-grape-vine, an' I chawed all o' them that I ked git my paws on.
I ked 'a' swallered the muddiest water as ever war found in a puddle, an' neyther frogs nor tadpoles would 'a' deterred me.
Oncet or twice I got out o' the fork, thinkin' I ked creep along a limb an' drop into the river.
- See sheep ked
C16: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for ked
proprietary name of a brand of canvas sneakers, 1917, registered by United States Rubber Co., N.Y.
We wanted to call it Peds, but ... it came too close to ... other brand names. So we batted it around for awhile and decided on the hardest-sounding letter in the alphabet, K, and called it Keds, that was in 1916. [J.Healey, in R.L. Cohen, "Footwear Industry," x.93]
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