- a male given name, form of Edward.
- New English Dictionary.
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Examples from the Web for ned
Hitchcock sends the script--unread--to Thom Mount and his superior, Ned Tanen.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
I met Ned 10 years ago when we were all living together—him, Jess, and I—out in L.A., and Ned had been writing this.Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy on 'Eleanor Rigby,' First Heartbreak, and Robin Williams
September 2, 2014
I refer the 2006 battle between Joe Lieberman and Ned Lamont.You, Chris McDaniel, Are No Ned Lamont
June 27, 2014
In March, he wrote that NED “should be disbanded immediately.”Is Rand Paul a Secret Hawk? Or Maybe Not a Total Dove?
May 9, 2014
He voices Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner and Mr. Burns, among many other characters.Married To Mr Burns: Life, Love, And Jealousy In The Music Of Judith Owen
May 7, 2014
After all the weary waiting, Ned and I exchanged only a word.
Mrs. Baker and John were with us; Ned was not, but I knew that he would follow.
My only hope of Ned, if he loves me—and God knows whether he does or no!
Milly's at home again; let Ned return to her, if he chooses.
Perhaps Ned wasn't in the building; perhaps—he may have avoided me.
- Scot slang, derogatory a young working-class male who dresses in casual sports clothes
C20: a shortened form of Edward
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Word Origin and History for ned
masc. proper name, a familiar abbreviation of Edward. Related: Neddy.
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