chiefly British
: the letter z

Word History


Middle English, from Middle French zede, from Late Latin zeta zeta, from Greek zēta

First Known Use

12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of zed was in the 12th century

Dictionary Entries Near zed

Cite this Entry

“Zed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


chiefly British
: the letter z
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