A short version of Frederick, Alfred, or Wilfred, also used as a formal male given name.
Nickname for the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy, widely used by USAF aircrews.
peace; -- a word used in composition, especially in proper names; as, Alfred; Frederic
Origin: [AS. fri peace. See Frith inclosure.]
FRED is a comic barbershop quartet formed in 1990 by members of the Marietta Big Chicken Chorus. Despite their focus on comedy, FRED produces a very refined sound. Their performance in 1999 at the SPEBSQSA International Championship made them gold medalists, making them the first comedy quartet to ever win first place at the International level. In 2010, Storm Front became the first comedy quartet to win since then. FRED's take on the "comedy quartet" was original, in that they have not relied on spoken dialog in between songs to set up the humor in the next song, as most comedy quartets do. Instead, their humor is built into their lyrics, musical arrangements, and stage presentation. Parodies are a staple of their performances, and their parodies often have Barbershop "in-jokes" where they poke fun at other quartets and singers, themselves, and even the contest judges. SPEBSQSA International competition finishes: 1991: 35th Place 1992: 26th Place 1993: 27th Place 1994: 11th Place 1995: 8th Place 1996: 4th Place 1997: 2nd Place Silver Medal 1998: 4th Place 1999: 1st Place Gold Medal
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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’.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'FRED' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4550
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'FRED' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2587
The numerical value of FRED in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of FRED in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Ginger Rodgers did everything Fred Astair did, but she did it backwards and in high heels.
Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels.
George May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face. Fred And may the winds of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.
Fred was a sweet, funny and fiercely intelligent guy with a gentle heart. A bear of a man who was warm and considerate towards all those around him.
Fred was a sweet, funny and fiercely intelligent guy with a gentle heart -- a bear of a man who was warm and considerate towards all those around him.
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