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[med] /mɛd/ Informal.
med school.
Often, meds. a medication; medicine:
Have you taken your meds?
Origin of med
First recorded in 1890-95; by shortening Unabridged
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  • I recall one day I was out in the medder behind Darracott House—you know that gully that runs the len'th of the ten-acre lot?

    Mrs. Tree Laura E. Richards
  • "There's Sickles's colt over in the medder, Jimmie," said the old man.

    The Little Regiment Stephen Crane
  • We've got one medder where 'tis so thick almost as the goldie cups.

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

  • The only wa tu keep them into a paster, is tu turn them into a medder jineing, and let them jump out.

    Josh Billings, Hiz Sayings Henry Wheeler Shaw
  • Did you hear of old Tom Murthly dropping dead in the medder last Thursday?

    The Testing of Diana Mallory Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • A dozen er so that wasn't hurt run back ercrost the medder like the devil were chasin' 'em all with a red-hot iron.

    In the Days of Poor Richard Irving Bacheller
  • You cut ercrost the medder to Peter Boneses' an' fetch 'em over with all their grit an' guns an' ammunition.

    In the Days of Poor Richard Irving Bacheller
  • I told Jim he'd set that liddle hay-stack o' his too low down in the medder.

    A Diversity of Creatures Rudyard Kipling
  • When I was there last, we had nothing but a medder to drink out of; and the devil a nighigam but a caddao.

British Dictionary definitions for medder


(informal) the Med, the Mediterranean region


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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
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medder in Medicine

med (měd)
Of or relating to medicine or things medical.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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Slang definitions & phrases for medder



Medical: med school/ a med alert (1933+)


A medical student (1851+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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