- 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 FedsMore 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 fedsMore example sentences
- My twin brother is a fed, he's still safe, though no doubt he will be brainwashed in time.
- As well as all the usual unprintable insults, this 12-year-old taunted us with "Kill the Feds!"
- I know its a sensible place to have it, but have you had any grief off the feds regarding the position of your tax disc?
- 2 (usually the Fed) US short for Federal Reserve.More example sentences
- After several interest rate hikes, the Fed's moves to slow what has been a heated economy seems to be working.
- The Fed has slashed rates 12 times since 2001, producing a boon for fund investors.
- If the Fed is aggressive, and if we don't have any major external disruptions, I think we're going to be okay.
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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