ar·​gyle ˈär-ˌgī(-ə)l How to pronounce argyle (audio)
variants or less commonly argyll
often capitalized
: a geometric knitting pattern of varicolored diamonds in solid and outline shapes on a single background color
also : a sock knit in this pattern

Illustration of argyle

Illustration of argyle

Examples of argyle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A little argyle and a beer tree make the perfect Christmas party sweater. Brad Lanphear, Men's Health, 2 Dec. 2022 This argyle sweater vest is serving Gossip Girl and honestly, Blair Waldorf would be proud. Hannah Oh, Seventeen, 1 Feb. 2023 Wentz looked stylish in a brown and white argyle sweater and a pair of black pants. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 27 Dec. 2022 There’s a lot of plaid, of course, and argyle, not to mention corsets, bustles, and bows. Laird Borrelli-Persson, Vogue, 29 Dec. 2022 This is not your grandpa’s typical sweater vest — the argyle design has had a revival in recent years, courtesy of Gen Z. Jasmine Hyman Published, Peoplemag, 8 Dec. 2022 Dressed in a brown and white argyle sweater and gray pants, the pop superstar sits on a crushed velvet seat, her hair in a neat pony tail that cascades over her left shoulder, the gold lottery ball cage to her right. Anna Chan, Billboard, 5 Oct. 2022 This classic knit argyle vest will keep him cozy on the course, and add a touch of elegance to his golf style. Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 23 Nov. 2022 Take a note from her style book by pairing a retro argyle-print sweater vest with an oversized leather trench coat and pants for a funky vintage-meets-modern aesthetic. Sam Peters, ELLE, 26 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of argyle was in 1890

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“Argyle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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