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n. Chiefly British
The letter z.
[Middle English, from Old French zede, from Late Latin zēta, zeta, from Greek; see zeta.]
(Phonetics & Phonology) the British spoken form of the letter z. US word: zee
[C15: from Old French zede, via Late Latin from Greek zēta]
n. Chiefly Brit.
the letter Z or z.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French zede < Latin zēta < Greek zêta zeta]
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|Noun||1.||zed - the 26th letter of the Roman alphabet; "the British call Z zed and the Scots call it ezed but Americans call it zee"; "he doesn't know A from izzard"|
Latin alphabet, Roman alphabet - the alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans which serves for writing most of the languages of western Europe