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plaid

noun \ˈplad\

: a pattern on cloth of stripes with different widths that cross each other to form squares

plaids : clothes with plaid patterns

: a woolen cloth with a plaid pattern that is worn over the shoulder as part of the Scottish national costume

Full Definition of PLAID

1
:  a rectangular length of tartan worn over the left shoulder as part of the Scottish national costume
2
a :  a twilled woolen fabric with a tartan pattern
b :  a fabric with a pattern of tartan or an imitation of tartan
3
a :  tartan 1
b :  a pattern of unevenly spaced repeated stripes crossing at right angles
plaid adjective
plaid·ed \ˈpla-dəd\ adjective

Examples of PLAID

  1. She likes to wear plaids.

Origin of PLAID

Scottish Gaelic plaide
First Known Use: 1512

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

Rhymes with PLAID

PLAID Defined for Kids

plaid

noun \ˈplad\

Definition of PLAID for Kids

1
:  a pattern consisting of rectangles formed by crossed lines of various widths
2
:  tartan
plaid adjective <a plaid skirt>

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