argyle

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 Even when there are classic elements, like argyles or Fair Isle motifs, the sweater can be patch-worked to produce a rustic, DIY effect. Sharon Graubard, courant.com, "Fashion report: Cool classics for fall," 15 Aug. 2019 The collection incorporates classic pinstripe, argyle, hounds-tooth and Prince of Wales patterns with Missonified-twists, to give the brand an urban edge. Washington Post, "Sunnei to Palm Angels, streetwear in fashion focus in Milan," 16 June 2019 Releasing in Thom Browne stores and on Farfetch.com today, Browne’s golf collection takes the argyles, high socks, and dimpled balls of the links and places them in the designer’s topsy-turvy world. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Thom Browne’s New Golf Capsule Collection Is a Stroke Above the Rest," 30 Oct. 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 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

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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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