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 for fred
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  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 (30 December 2018) :

  FRED
  
     Robert Carr.  Language used by Framework, Ashton-Tate.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  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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