noun Chiefly British.
Origin of zed
Definition for zeds (2 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for zeds (1 of 2)
pl n informal
British Dictionary definitions for zeds (2 of 2)
Word Origin for zed
Word Origin and History for zeds
c.1400, from Middle French zede, from Late Latin zeta, from Greek zeta, from Hebrew zayin, letter name, literally "weapon;" so called in reference to the shape of this letter in ancient Hebrew. U.S. pronunciation zee is first attested 1670s. Other dialectal names for the letter are izzard, ezod, uzzard, and zod.