Definition of Fed noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//fed//
    ; NAmE NAmE//fed//
    (US English, informal)
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  1. 1[countable] an officer of the FBI or another federal organization
  2. 2the Fed [singular] = Federal Reserve System
  3. Word Originearly 20th cent.: abbreviation of federal. The abbreviation fed had previously been used in the late 18th cent. to denote a member of the Federalist Party, who advocated a union of American colonies after the War of Independence.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Fed