n.— «“Peeds” or “peedie” when spoken by any doctor means a pediatric patient—that is, a child. But “auto versus peeds” in the ER means a car hit a pedestrian, age unspecified.» —“Doctors’ Lingo That Leaves You Speechless” by Jenny Blair Hartford Courant (Connecticut) May 28, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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