-'d

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English[edit]

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Suffix[edit]

-'d

  1. (archaic, poetic) -ed
    But when the train came near to Wormit Bay,
    Boreas he did loud and angry bray,
    And shook the central girders of the Bridge of Tay
    On the last Sabbath day of 1879,
    Which will be remember'd for a very long time - William Topaz McGonagall - The Tay Bridge Disaster

Usage notes[edit]

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