ted

verb
\ ˈted How to pronounce ted (audio) \
tedded; tedding

Definition of ted

transitive verb

: to spread or turn from the swath and scatter (new-mown grass) for drying

First Known Use of ted

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ted

Middle English tedden, from Old English *teddan; akin to Middle Dutch tedden to ted, Old Norse tethja to manure, tath spread dung, Old High German zetten to spread

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“Ted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ted. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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