ted

[ted]

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 formsun·ted·ded, adjective
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ted

1
verb teds, tedding or tedded
  1. 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

ted

2
noun
  1. informal short for teddy boy
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Word Origin and History for tedding

ted

v.

"to spread," 15c., probably from an unrecorded Old English *teddan, related to Old Norse teðja.

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