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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fred  \Fred\  (fr[e^]d),  n.  [AS.  fri[eth]  peace.  See  {Frith} 
  inclosure.] 
  Peace;  --  a  word  used  in  composition,  especially  in  proper 
  names  as  Alfred;  Frederic. 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Fred,  TX 
  Zip  code(s):  77616 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  fred  n.  1.  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.  In  Great 
  Britain,  `fred',  `jim'  and  `sheila'  are  common  metasyntactic  variables 
  because  their  uppercase  versions  were  _official_  names  given  to  the  3 
  memory  areas  that  held  I/O  status  registers  on  the  lovingly-remembered  BBC 
  Microcomputer!  (It  is  reported  that  SHEILA  was  poked  the  most  often.) 
  Unlike  {J.  Random  Hacker}  or  `J.  Random  Loser',  the  name  `fred'  has 
  no  positive  or  negative  loading  (but  see  {Dr.  Fred  Mbogo}).  See  also 
  {barney}.  2.  An  acronym  for  `Flipping  Ridiculous  Electronic  Device'; 
  other  F-verbs  may  be  substituted  for  `flipping'. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  FRED 
 
  Robert  Carr.  Language  used  by  Framework,  Ashton-Tate. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  fred 
 
  1.  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}. 
 
  2.  An  acronym  for  "Flipping  Ridiculous  Electronic  Device"; 
  other  F-verbs  may  be  substituted  for  "flipping". 
 
 




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