argyle

noun, often capitalized
ar·gyle | \ˈär-ˌgī(-ə)l, är-ˈ\
variants: or less commonly argyll

Definition of argyle 

: a geometric knitting pattern of varicolored diamonds in solid and outline shapes on a single background color also : a sock knit in this pattern

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Oh, the 80s. Popped collars, the generous pleats of Z. Cavaricci pants, the argyle for days, and the many peppy, preppy girls who happily answered to Jennifer, Jessica…or Muffy. Liz Krieger, Town & Country, "Why "Birdie" is the New "Muffy"," 10 July 2017 The group sold bundles of socks — pinstriped, polka-dotted, argyle — to buy supplies. Matthew Ormseth, courant.com, "Metropolitan Learning Center Students Head For Puerto Rico Sunday To Patch Roofs," 25 Feb. 2018 Little white-collared capelets embroidered like antique handkerchiefs — genteel versions of the superhero standard that also appeared, longer and with a beaded Art Deco argyle for evening — were the focus of swirling mid-calf dresses and coats. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "At Fendi and Prada, Moving Beyond the Shoulder Pad," 23 Feb. 2018 Oh, the 80s. Popped collars, the generous pleats of Z. Cavaricci pants, the argyle for days, and the many peppy, preppy girls who happily answered to Jennifer, Jessica…or Muffy. Liz Krieger, Town & Country, "Why "Birdie" is the New "Muffy"," 10 July 2017 Argyle won the Lone Star Cup for the 4A classification. Sandra Engelland, star-telegram, "Keller High School joins Carroll, Grapevine atop Lone Star Cup standings," 3 July 2017 But the undercurrents of prep extended far beyond the mall stalwart: There were reimagined khaki silhouettes at Creatures of Comfort; sharp, plaid suiting at Rosie Assoulin; cool argyles at Marc Jacobs. Andrea Cheng, Glamour, "The Fashion-Girl Way to Style Preppy Clothing," 22 June 2017 Socks in argyle and stripes, vibrant colors and novelty patterns, fill our dresser drawers. Jon Roth, Esquire, "Actually, White Socks Are Awesome," 26 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of argyle

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for argyle

Argyle, Argyll, branch of the Scottish clan of Campbell, from whose tartan the design was adapted

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The first known use of argyle was in 1890

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