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zed

Line breaks: zed
Pronunciation: /zɛd
 
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Definition of zed in English:

noun

British
The letter Z.
Example sentences
  • A toque is a hat, a chesterfield is a couch, and it's pronounced zed, not zee, zed!
  • I keep putting too many dees and zeds in your name.
  • It is a series of numbers, hyphens, naughts, strokes, and zeds.

Origin

late Middle English: from French zède, via late Latin from Greek zēta (see zeta).

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