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  1. medical: med school.
  1. Often meds. a medication; medicine: Have you taken your meds?

Origin of med

First recorded in 1890–95; by shortening
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Examples from the Web for medder

Historical Examples

  • We've got one medder where 'tis so thick almost as the goldie cups.

    A Bit O' Love (Fourth Series Plays)

    John Galsworthy

  • "There's Sickles's colt over in the medder, Jimmie," said the old man.

    The Little Regiment

    Stephen Crane

  • Dey wuz a medder on de plantation whar dey use' ter put de hosses en mules ter pastur'.

    The Conjure Woman

    Charles W. Chesnutt

  • Around the bend—near the medder where Si Barker's dog killed a woodchuck last summer—we meet the rest.

  • I told Jim he'd set that liddle hay-stack o' his too low down in the medder.

British Dictionary definitions for medder


  1. the Med informal the Mediterranean region


abbreviation for
  1. Master of Education
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Word Origin and History for medder



colloquial abbreviation of medicine, 1942. With a capital M and short for Mediterranean, by 1948.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

medder in Medicine


  1. Medical. Used informally.
  1. A medication. Used informally, often in the plural.
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