noun, often capitalized
ar·​gyle | \ ˈär-ˌgī(-ə)l How to pronounce argyle (audio) , är-ˈgī(-ə)l \
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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Examples of argyle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Knitwear can be oversized or slim, at times featuring the season's motif, the argyle. Colleen Barry, ajc, 17 Jan. 2022 Be sure to have knee-highs in your repertoire, too; a simple pair is perfect under over-the-knee boots, while a prepster argyle print is an ideal match for the season’s mini skirts. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 21 Oct. 2021 Home’s new back-to-school edit riffs off collegiate motifs with an array of new designs, including outerwear, argyle cardigans, turtlenecks. Rachel Besser, Vogue, 14 Sep. 2021 While tennis has crisp whites and pleated skirts, golf style was in need of a refresh from argyle socks and preppy v-necks. Rachel Besser, Vogue, 28 June 2021 The singer kept it preppy and cute with an argyle sweater and collared shirt combo while cruising around town in December. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 12 Apr. 2021 As an example, a cashmere or wool sweater in a camel/black/white argyle pattern pairs nicely with a white shirt and black or camel trousers (and a white shirt). Lois Fenton, Arkansas Online, 21 Mar. 2021 For one debate, Yisrael bought him an argyle sweater to wear over a dress shirt and tie. Amber Hunt, The Enquirer, 12 Mar. 2021 Gabrielle Union and daughter Zaya wore matching Burberry argyle sweaters in a gorgeous new Instagram post. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, 14 Dec. 2020

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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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20 Jan 2022

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“Argyle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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