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See also Ned, and NED

English

Etymology

The etymology is unknown, but it is widely believed to be short for "Non-Educated [sic] Delinquent" although this is in fact a backronym and folk etymology. Several other suggestions include a contraction of ne'er-do-well, neanderthal, and some kind of relationship with Teddy Boy. "Ned" is a diminutive of "Edward", a personal name as well.

Noun

Singular
ned

Plural
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A person, usually a youth, of low social standing and education, a violent disposition and with a particular style of dress (typically sportswear or Burberry), speech and behaviour.
    • 2007 (Scotland), RecordView in Daily Record, 14 Feb 07, Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail, p. 8,
      The mindless behaviour of drunken neds and nuisance neighbours brings misery to tens of thousands of honest folk.

Synonyms


Norwegian

Alternative spellings

Adverb

ned

  1. down

Old English

Noun

nēd

  1. Alternative spelling of nȳd.

Scots

Noun

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Singular
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Plural
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Swedish

Pronunciation

Alternative spellings

Preposition

ned

  1. down

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