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fed 1

Pronunciation: /fed/
Past and past participle of feed.

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Fed 2

Pronunciation: /fed/


1US A federal agent or official, especially a member of the FBI: I don’t think he has any friends since he ratted to the Feds
More example sentences
  • Naturally, the box the Feds supplied was rigged with every surveillance gizmo known to man.
  • Wherever they go they think the Feds, or the police, or spies are watching them.
  • I didn't follow the case against the man at all or how good a case the Feds made against him.
1.1 (the feds) British The police: her two older brothers had got a restraining order put on them by the feds
More example sentences
  • A gunman killed in a shootout with police had texted his girlfriend minutes earlier to say: "The feds are following me."
  • The looters were trying to get in and out of JD Sports before the "feds" arrive.
  • When kids talk about the feds, it's obvious that they're not talking about the FBI.
2 (usually the Fed) US short for Federal Reserve.
Example sentences
  • In the middle of 1931, the Fed doubled the discount rate.
  • What we don't know is whether the Fed's intervention will work.
  • Had Rosie been running the Fed, the whole market meltdown could have been avoided.


Early 20th century: abbreviation of federal. The abbreviation fed had previously been used in the late 18th century to denote a member of the Federalist party, who advocated a union of American colonies after the American Revolution.

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