[ ted ]
/ tɛd /

verb (used with object), ted·ded, ted·ding.

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

Related forms

un·ted·ded, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tedding (1 of 2)


/ (tɛd) /

verb teds, tedding or tedded

to shake out and loosen (hay), so as to dry it

Word Origin for ted

C15: from Old Norse tethja; related to tad dung, Old High German zetten to spread

British Dictionary definitions for tedding (2 of 2)


/ (tɛd) /


informal short for teddy boy
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