FRED


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FRED

(1)
Robert Carr. Language used by Framework, Ashton-Tate.

fred

(2)
The personal name most frequently used as a metasyntactic variable (see foo). Allegedly popular because it's easy for a non-touch-typist to type on a standard QWERTY keyboard. Unlike J. Random Hacker or "J. Random Loser", this name has no positive or negative loading (but see Mbogo, Dr. Fred). See also barney.

fred

(3)
An acronym for "Flipping Ridiculous Electronic Device"; other F-verbs may be substituted for "flipping".

FRED

(Friendly Rollabout Engineered for Doctors) A mobile medical conferencing unit. See videoconferencing.
References in classic literature ?
Fred drew his mother's hand down to his lips, but said nothing.
"Oh, I say, Rosy," said Fred, as she was passing out of the room, "if you are going to the piano, let me come and play some airs with you."
"Really, Fred, I wish you would leave off playing the flute.
So Fred was gratified with nearly an hour's practice of "Ar hyd y nos," "Ye banks and braes," and other favorite airs from his "Instructor on the Flute;" a wheezy performance, into which he threw much ambition and an irrepressible hopefulness.
I'll harrrow up your feelings first by asking if you don't think you are something of a flirt," said Laurie, as Jo nodded to Fred as a sign that peace was declared.
"I have a pony at home, and ride nearly every day in the park with Fred and Kate.
Fred, 26, was spuriously linked with a late move to Serie A side Fiorentina earlier this week but the M.E.N.
Fred's said it made the decision to close stores based on historical and recent store performance and lease expiration timing.
Lucas has been operating as a sales consultant for Fred C.
But the Limerick man, who is gearing up to head on a European tour, said he would be afraid to follow in Fred's footsteps.
As chairman, I have worked closely with Joe during his tenure as interim CEO, and I am looking forward to collaborating with Joe to write the next chapter for Fred's."
"This is where they want to put the wall," Fred said, tracing his finger along the line.