From a pet form of Edward, in reference to Edwardian styles affected by youths.
ted (plural teds)
- A teddy boy.
From a possible Old English *teddan, from Proto-Germanic *tadjaną (“to strew, scatter”).
ted (third-person singular simple present teds, present participle tedding, simple past and past participle tedded)
- To spread hay for drying.
- 2014, Ann Larkin Hansen, Making Hay: How to Cut, Dry, Rake, Bale, and Store a Nourishing Crop ISBN 1612123678:
- Turning and fluffing the cut hay, or tedding, speeds and evens out drying.
- rafsi of terdi.