- to spread out for drying, as newly mown hay.
Origin of ted
1400–50; late Middle English tedde; cognate with Old Norse tethja to manure, Old High German zettan to spread, Greek dateîsthai to divide
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The heavier the crop and the less drying the weather, the more the tedding that should be given.Clovers and How to Grow Them
- to shake out and loosen (hay), so as to dry it
C15: from Old Norse tethja; related to tad dung, Old High German zetten to spread
- informal short for teddy boy
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Word Origin and History for tedding
"to spread," 15c., probably from an unrecorded Old English *teddan, related to Old Norse teðja.
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