glen plaid


: a twill pattern of broken checks
also : a fabric woven in this pattern

called also glen check

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Consider playing with textures, like a blazer dress in velvet, silk, or glen plaid. Monica Mendal, Vogue, 22 Dec. 2021 My go-to for drapery, pillows and chair upholstery is a glen plaid or houndstooth wool. Helena Madden, Robb Report, 28 Feb. 2021 Black blazers go well with traditional khakis or taupe dress slacks or perhaps with a sophisticated pattern such as a gray glen plaid. Arkansas Online, 4 Jan. 2021 Ratajkowski styled her glen plaid jacket as a standalone piece, a move that her peers Bella Hadid and Zendaya have also pulled in recent months. Maria Ward, Vogue, 28 Feb. 2018 The pattern Markle wore is called the Prince of Wales Check, or glen plaid, which is a subtle nod to Harry's father, Prince Charles, who currently holds the same title. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, 18 Jan. 2018

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Word History


short for glenurquhart plaid, from Glen Urquhart, valley in Inverness-shire, Scotland

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glen plaid was in 1926

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Cite this Entry

“Glen plaid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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