Definition of Ted in English:

Ted

noun

British
informal
  • A Teddy boy.

    • ‘IN THE 1950s the streets belonged to the Teds, in the Sixties to the Mods.’
    • ‘But he found that around 20 years earlier the same things were written about the Teds, Mods and Rockers.’
    • ‘Like Teds, Mods, Rockabillies, Punks, Ravers and Goths, gay male fetish queens do not change much over the years.’
    • ‘Despite tales of Teds slashing cinema seats, most people would accept that the level of youth crime is far higher now than it was then.’
    • ‘First the Teds, then the squares… the notion of the teenager was born 50 years ago.’

Origin

1950s: abbreviation.

Pronunciation

Ted

/tɛd/

Definition of ted in English:

ted

verb

[WITH OBJECT]often as noun tedding
  • Turn over and spread out (grass, hay, or straw) to dry or for bedding:

    ‘this row requires careful tedding’
    • ‘Do not ted hay that has dried to 50% moisture because that can increase dry matter losses and is not effective in increasing drying rate.’
    • ‘Too much tedding can shatter leaves of alfalfa or clover, lowering the quality of the hay.’
    • ‘The forage was tedded twice daily and baled 3 days later at 87.3% DM using a conventional baler.’

Origin

Middle English: from Old Norse tethja spread manure (past tense tadda), related to tad dung.

Pronunciation

ted

/tɛd/