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fed1

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Pronunciation: /fɛd
 
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Past and past participle of feed.

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Pronunciation: /fɛd
 
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noun

informal
1US A federal agent or official, especially a member of the FBI: I don’t think he has any friends since he grassed 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
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  • 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.
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.

Origin

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 War of Independence.

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