hounds·​tooth | \ ˈhau̇n(d)z-ˌtüth How to pronounce houndstooth (audio) \
variants: or less commonly hound's-tooth

Definition of houndstooth

: a usually small broken-check textile pattern also : a fabric woven in this pattern

called also houndstooth check, hound's-tooth check

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Examples of houndstooth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the day went on, Stewart covered up with a black-and-white houndstooth tweed jacket—a Chanel classic. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 5 May 2022 Sports memorabilia site Lelands is auctioning a black-and-white houndstooth hat owned by Bryant. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 4 Mar. 2022 Middleton also wore a houndstooth patterned Knightsbridge Coat from Holland Cooper over a high-necked black sweater, while the duke wore a black sweater over a white button down shirt with a red tie. ELLE, 27 Feb. 2022 In photos from the event, Duchess Kate wears a black and white houndstooth blazer by Holland Cooper, featuring large gold buttons. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 26 Feb. 2022 Wearing a houndstooth suit and a bright-yellow tie, Hockney received us in his home’s large living area, which is framed by two stone chimneys. Françoise Mouly, The New Yorker, 17 Feb. 2022 Queen Daphne 21, the magnificent Martha, processed next at the head of a massive train outfitted in crimson fur and fringed in houndstooth. The Masked Observer, al, 20 Feb. 2022 The Limited Edition Rouge Dior is a couture lip color with engraved houndstooth motif for that extra oomph. Angela Lei, Forbes, 20 Jan. 2022 Justin Hartley's final premiere look touted a red, green, and gray houndstooth blazer with a green button-up shirt underneath. Charmaine Patterson, PEOPLE.com, 15 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of houndstooth

1936, in the meaning defined above

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10 May 2022

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“Houndstooth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/houndstooth. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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