buffalo plaid


: a broad checkered plaid pattern usually of two colors

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The top features an intarsia turtleneck sweater underneath a buffalo plaid hooded puffer jacket made of recycled polyester. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 29 Oct. 2021 Bringing the lodge style home can be as simple as putting a red, buffalo plaid pillow on an an oversized, worn leather chair. oregonlive, 31 Jan. 2023 Embrace the modern farmhouse trend with a buffalo plaid checkered rug. Christie Calucchia, Southern Living, 1 Apr. 2021 To elevate a few classic fall staples, pair simple corduroy pants and an oversized buffalo plaid shirt jacket with unexpected details, like giant gold hoops and stiletto heels. Corinne Sullivan, Woman's Day, 24 Oct. 2022 An ongoing design theme is the bright colors of red buffalo plaid, a Western pattern favored by cowboys. Everett Potter, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2022 The plush throw is currently available in 10 colors, including classic buffalo plaid in red and white and multicolor plaid. Isabel Garcia, PEOPLE.com, 24 Nov. 2021 This gift is also available in two sizes, and either red or gray buffalo plaid. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 13 Dec. 2022 Skip the traditional red and green and opt for a farmhouse buffalo plaid print. Emily Rochotte, Good Housekeeping, 22 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of buffalo plaid was in 1979

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“Buffalo plaid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buffalo%20plaid. Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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