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tweed

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noun \ˈtwēd\

Simple Definition of tweed

  • : a rough, woolen cloth that is woven with different colored threads

  • tweeds : tweed clothing (such as a suit)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tweed

  1. 1 :  a rough woolen fabric made usually in twill weaves and used especially for suits and coats

  2. 2 plural :  tweed clothing; specifically :  a tweed suit

Examples of tweed in a sentence

  1. a skirt made of tweed

  2. The elderly professor was always seen in his tweeds.



Origin and Etymology of tweed

probably short for Scots tweedling, twidling twilled cloth


First Known Use: 1841


Tweed

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biographical name \ˈtwēd\

Definition of Tweed

  1. William Marcy 1823–1878 Boss Tweed Am. polit.




Tweed

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geographical name \ˈtwēd\

Definition of Tweed

  1. river 97 miles (156 kilometers) SE Scotland & NE England flowing E into North Sea




TWEED Defined for Kids

tweed

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noun \ˈtwēd\

Definition of tweed for Students

  1. 1 :  a rough woolen cloth

  2. 2 tweeds plural :  clothing (as a suit) made of rough woolen cloth




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