plaid

noun
\ ˈplad How to pronounce plaid (audio) \

Definition of plaid

1 : a rectangular length of tartan worn over the left shoulder as part of the Scottish national costume
2a : a twilled woolen fabric with a tartan pattern
b : a fabric with a pattern of tartan or an imitation of tartan
b : a pattern of unevenly spaced repeated stripes crossing at right angles

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Other Words from plaid

plaid adjective
plaided \ ˈpla-​dəd How to pronounce plaided (audio) \ adjective

Examples of plaid in a Sentence

She likes to wear plaids.

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Here, our seasonal suggestions for a plethora of plaids. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "How to Make Plaid Look Rad This Season," 25 Dec. 2018 The Wormwoods — dressed in garish, ’60s-style neons and plaids — are hilariously evil. Elisa Murray, The Seattle Times, "Leapin’ lizards! We leaped through 3 family holiday shows, from ‘Annie’ to ‘Matilda’ to ‘Wonderland’," 5 Dec. 2018 The Ralph Lauren bed in the master bedroom is upholstered in a Maharam plaid by Paul Smith and dressed with Pratesi linens. Peter Terzian, ELLE Decor, "House Tour: Andy Cohen Merges Three Manhattan Apartments Into An Entertaining Haven," 29 Aug. 2017 Power Uniform Courtesy Forgo a stuffy blazer in favor of this plaid, double-breasted piece that takes officewear up a notch. Zanna Roberts Rassi, Marie Claire, "How to Style Vests, Your New Spring Wardrobe Staple," 28 Feb. 2019 With its dark paneled walls, taxidermy, and endless supply of plaid, the candlelit dinner began somewhat buttoned up before loosening up into an all-out dance party under a glittering disco ball. Zachary Weiss, Vogue, "Inside the Rollicking Aspen Trip That Was All Over Your Instagram," 11 Feb. 2019 That green plaid suit is from the mid to late ’70s. Samantha Powell, The Cut, "Sorry to Bother You’s Costume Designer on Dressing Tessa Thompson," 10 July 2018 One dancer even dressed as Cher's best friend, Dionne, in her equally-famous blue plaid skirt suit and straw top hat. Emily Wang, Glamour, "Alicia Silverstone Just Resurrected Cher Horowitz for Lip Sync Battle," 11 June 2018 While in Dundee, Will and Kate will greet the public outside the museum, and the Countess will reportedly give a brief speech in her capacity as royal patron of the V&A. For the day's events, Kate chose to wear a black watch plaid coat. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Just Stepped Out in Scotland Wearing a Gorgeous Plaid Coat," 29 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of plaid

1512, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for plaid

Scottish Gaelic plaide

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Dictionary Entries near plaid

plaguey

plagula

plaice

plaid

plaiden

plaidie

plaiding

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plaid

noun

English Language Learners Definition of plaid

: a pattern on cloth of stripes with different widths that cross each other to form squares
US : clothes with plaid patterns
: a woolen cloth with a plaid pattern that is worn over the shoulder as part of the Scottish national costume

plaid

noun
\ ˈplad How to pronounce plaid (audio) \

Kids Definition of plaid

1 : a pattern consisting of rectangles formed by crossed lines of various widths
2 : tartan

Other Words from plaid

plaid adjective a plaid skirt

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