yed

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English ȝedden, ȝeddien, from Old English ġieddian (to speak formally, discuss, speak with alliteration, recite, sing), from ġiedd (song, poem, saying, proverb, riddle, speech, story, tale, narrative, account, reckoning, reason).

Verb[edit]

yed (third-person singular simple present yeds, present participle yedding, simple past and past participle yedded)

  1. (intransitive, archaic) To speak; sing.
  2. (intransitive, UK dialectal) To magnify greatly in narration; exaggerate a tale; fib.
  3. (intransitive, UK dialectal) To contend; wrangle.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English ȝed, from Old English ġiedd (song, poem, saying, proverb, riddle, speech, story, tale, narrative, account, reckoning, reason).

Noun[edit]

yed (plural yeds)

  1. (archaic) A saying.
  2. (UK dialectal) A falsehood; leasing.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle English eorþien (to bury, dig), from eorþe (earth). Influenced or conflated with Middle English eardien (to dwell, inhabit), from Old English eardian (to live, dwell, be inhabitant, occupy). More at earth.

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yed (third-person singular simple present yeds, present participle yedding, simple past and past participle yedded)

  1. (UK dialectal) To burrow underground, as a rabbit or mole; also said of miners.
  2. (UK dialectal) To be associated with a place or locality.
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Noun[edit]

yed (plural yeds)

  1. (UK dialectal) A burrow; a hole made by an animal in the ground.

Etymology 4[edit]

Blend of your and editor

Noun[edit]

yed (plural yeds)

  1. (dated, fandom slang) A self-reference to the editor of a periodical; a substitution for the editor's name or signature.
    • 1950 December, Lee Hoffman, “Chaos”, Quandry, number 5, page 3: 
      Fandom is a wonderful thing. We used to live in Florida ten years ago. Across the street lived a lad two years older than yed who had the most wonderful collection of comic books...all of a stf nature. At the ripe old age of eight yed was swept to Georgia and the lad with the comics was never heard from. Since entering fandom we thought much of him and wondered if he were not a slan. This morning we learned that he is a member of NFFF and TFSC. Naturally we got a letter off to him.
    • 1952 February, Fred J. Robinson, “Arose By Any Other Name”, Straight Up, volume 1, number 1, page 1: 
      All of which sprang (crawled?) from the fertile skull of yed, no doubt it is something in my Radius.
    • 1976 November, Lee Hoffman, “Editorial”, Science-Fiction Five-Yearly, number 6, page 4: 
      In preparation for this momentous occasion yed has been browsing past issues of this sterling journal, and it has come to our attention that previous articles by yhos have been devoted largely to bemoaning the multitude of technical problems encountered in production -- the difficulties of duplication, the miseries of mimeography.

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