See also: Ned, NED, -ned, and -néd

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown. The suggested initialism from "non-educated delinquent" is a backronym and folk etymology. Several other suggestions include a contraction of ne'er-do-well, neanderthal, or some kind of relationship with Teddy Boy although its use much predates the 1950s origin of that phrase. Ostensibly unrelated to "Ned" as a diminutive of the personal name "Edward" but the Scottish use of 'ned' for hooligan or lout is cited by the Oxford English Dictionary as dating from the early 19th century. The OED also attributes a possible derivation from the 'Edward' diminutive.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /nɛd/
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NounEdit

ned (plural neds)

  1. (Scotland, slang, derogatory, offensive) 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.

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse niðr, from Proto-Germanic *niþer, from Proto-Indo-European *niter.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

ned

  1. down

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From , by analogy with e/ed.

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

ned

  1. (poetic) Rare form of used before a vowel

ReferencesEdit

  • ned in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Lower SorbianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Upper Sorbian hnyd and Czech hned.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

ned

  1. immediately, straightaway

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • ner (no longer listed; obsolete)

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse niðr, from Proto-Germanic *niþer.

AdverbEdit

ned

  1. down (from a higher to a lower level)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse niðr, from Proto-Germanic *niþer.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

ned

  1. down (from a higher to a lower level)

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Old EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nēd f

  1. Alternative form of nīed

ScotsEdit

NounEdit

ned (plural neds)

  1. (slang, derogatory) ned

SwedishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • ner (somewhat informal)
  • neder (archaic except in some compounds)

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse niðr, from Proto-Germanic *niþer, from Proto-Indo-European *niter.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

ned

  1. (somewhat formal) down

Usage notesEdit

The forms ned and ner are often, but not always, interchangeable. The form ned is more formal and is especially found in compounds of more formal nature, whereas ner is more common as a word on its own. For instance the formal word nedlägga (to discontinue, shut down) vs. its informal equivalent lägga ner. Some compounds can use either form, e.g. nedladdning (download) (more formal) or nerladdning (less formal). Some compounds only use ned, e.g. nedlåtande (condescending).

In a few compounds, the otherwise archaic form neder is used, e.g. nederbörd (precipitation) or nedervåning (ground floor).

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