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

 

screed

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//skriːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skriːd//
 
 
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a long piece of writing, especially one that is not very interesting Word Origin Middle English: probably a variant of the noun shred. The early sense was ‘fragment cut from a main piece’, then ‘torn strip, tatter’, which led to (via the notion of a long roll or list) the current sense.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: screed