-'d

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English[edit]

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Suffix[edit]

-’d

  1. (archaic or poetic) -ed.
  2. Sometimes used to form the past tense of some awkward verbs that are in the form of numerals, letters, and abbreviations, especially in online communication. Compare ’s.
    • 2008, Douglas Crockford, JavaScript: The Good Parts
      The eval function also compromises the security of your application, because it grants too much authority to the eval’d text.
    Google Plus - You +1’d this.
    I just lol’d but then stopped and realized this wasn’t funny.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The contracted form of the past tense marker is used when pronounced as a single consonant (silent e). It is archaic; the same suffix is used to contract would or had after a pronoun (see 'd). It is sometimes still used in abbreviated verbs or initialisms that function as verbs such as KO'd.
  • Compare 'd.