(sometimes initial capital letter) Slang. a federal official or law-enforcement officer.
the Fed, Informal. the Federal Reserve System.
the Federal Reserve Board.
the past tense and past participle of feed
(informal) fed to death, fed to the teeth, fed up to the teeth, fed to the back teeth, fed up to the back teeth, bored or annoyed
(US, slang) an agent of the FBI
(US, informal) the Fed, the Federal Reserve Bank or Federal Reserve Board
past participle adjective from feed (v.). Fed up “surfeited, disgusted, bored,” is British slang first recorded 1900, extended to U.S. by World War I; probably from earlier phrases like fed up to the back teeth.
1788, short for Federalist; as colloquial for “official of the federal government,” from 1916, especially, after 1930s, of FBI agents.
Any federal government worker or agent, esp in law enforcement or taxation: right up to the day the Feds dragged him into court (1912+)
federal energy data system
Federal Reserve System
field emission device
- Fed to the gills
Also, fed to the teeth ; fed up . Disgusted, unable or unwilling to put up with something. For example, I’m fed to the gills with these delays (the gills here is slang for “mouth”), or He was fed to the teeth with her excuses , or I’m fed up—let’s leave right now . Of […]
[fee] /fi/ noun 1. a charge or payment for professional services: a doctor’s fee. 2. a sum paid or charged for a privilege: an admission fee. 3. a charge allowed by law for the service of a public officer. 4. Law. 5. a gratuity; tip. verb (used with object), feed, feeing. 6. to give a […]
[fee-buh l] /ˈfi bəl/ adjective, feebler, feeblest. 1. physically weak, as from age or sickness; frail. 2. weak intellectually or morally: a feeble mind. 3. lacking in volume, loudness, brightness, distinctness, etc.: a feeble voice; feeble light. 4. lacking in force, strength, or effectiveness: feeble resistance; feeble arguments. /ˈfiːbəl/ adjective 1. lacking in physical or […]
[fee-buh l-mahyn-did] /ˈfi bəlˈmaɪn dɪd/ adjective 1. lacking the normal mental powers. 2. Medicine/Medical. (no longer in technical use) mentally deficient. 3. stupid or foolish; not sensible: feeble-minded remarks. 4. Archaic. lacking firmness of mind; indecisive. adjective 1. lacking in intelligence; stupid 2. mentally defective 3. lacking decision; irresolute adj. 1530s; see feeble + mind. […]