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plaid

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noun \ˈplad\

Simple Definition of plaid

  • : 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. 1 :  a rectangular length of tartan worn over the left shoulder as part of the Scottish national costume

  2. 2 a :  a twilled woolen fabric with a tartan pattern b :  a fabric with a pattern of tartan or an imitation of tartan

  3. 3 a :  tartan 1 b :  a pattern of unevenly spaced repeated stripes crossing at right angles

plaid adjective
plaid·ed play \ˈpla-dəd\ adjective

Examples of plaid

  1. She likes to wear plaids.



Origin of plaid

Scottish Gaelic plaide


First Known Use: 1512

Rhymes with plaid


PLAID Defined for Kids

plaid

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noun \ˈplad\

Definition of plaid

  1. 1 :  a pattern consisting of rectangles formed by crossed lines of various widths

  2. 2 :  tartan

plaid adjective <a plaid skirt>



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