- n. Scotland, slang, pejorative, offensive A person, usually a youth, of low social standing and education, a violent disposition and with a particular style of dress (typically sportswear or Burberry), speech and behaviour.
- Unknown. Widely believed to be short for "Non-Educated [sic] Delinquent" although this is in fact a backronym and folk etymology. Several other suggestions include a contraction of ne'er-do-well, neanderthal, and some kind of relationship with Teddy Boy. Ostensibly unrelated to "Ned" as a diminutive of the personal name "Edward". (Wiktionary)
“But rather than hassle, this ned is just coming over to say, Haw, a'right rere, big man, by ra way.”
“Anderson leads Braves past Phillies in rain shortned tilt”
“BTW, a 'ned' in Scotland is like a 'chav' in England.”
“Mentawl wrote: We generally use the word "ned" (or Non Educated Delinquent) rather than "chav", but the effect is much the same.”
“I had one reader who told me he was reading it outside one day when a ned came up to him -- "ned" being Scots for ... um ... think as disenfranchised as you can get -- the juvenile delinquents from our equivalent of the projects, shell-suited gangs into Buckfast and hard drugs, petty theft and hassling strangers, the type of person that is to your average SF/Fantasy reader as a hyena is to a gazelle.”
“This morning, as maxine got up in the wee hours of the am, I heard her telling "ned" that he had to go back out into the living room. (because he was curled up sleeping on her pyjamas instead of on his blanket in his dogbed.”
“ned'/'chav', because, to them, it equals social acceptance, and - if they really break the rules - a higher status in their communities.”
“Hurry up Obamabots, you ned to explain this away before Oprah comes on or before the mailman comes with your check.”
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