argyle

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noun, often capitalized ar·gyle \ˈär-ˌgī(-ə)l, är-ˈ\

Definition of argyle

  1. :  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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Variants of argyle

less commonly

argyll

Origin and Etymology of argyle

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


First Known Use: 1899


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