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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Another musician moment: Dev Hynes shouted out stylist Mel Ottenberg on Instagram in a deliciously wild look that consisted of a bandana, a green plaid lumberjack shirt, spandex, and leather loafers. Vogue, "The Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Solange Wears a Naked Dress, SJP Is Shining," 4 May 2019 Like her preference for plaid, the Queen's decades-long love of floral clothing has also been well-documented. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Princess Charlotte Looks Just Like Queen Elizabeth In Her New Birthday Photos," 1 May 2019 The second shoe is completely covered in plaid, and includes a white interior. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "K-swiss Created Two "Clueless"-Inspired Sneakers," 11 May 2019 Sometime in the past decade, a new breed of attention-seeking attendee emerged, one photographers couldn’t miss, in neon plaid suits and half-a-haberdashery worth of accessories. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Inside the Bizarre Life of a Male Street-Style Star," 14 Jan. 2019 Fast-forward to Fall 2018, and the grey plaid blazer has proven to be more than a street-style fling. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "These Fall 2018 Outfits Prove That a Grey Blazer Goes With Everything," 26 Sep. 2018 Isabel Marant has churned out a flat-brimmed beauty in an autumnal yellow plaid. Isabella Lalonde, Vogue, "The Best Hats for Fall Come in Prints, Patterns, and Extreme Proportions," 17 Oct. 2018 Floral prints on satin appeared alongside staple plaid skirts, leggings with sequins and tights in leopard print. Washington Post, "Death and glitter: Gucci hosts France show in Roman ruins," 2 June 2018 Grab your Gucci loafers, Burberry plaid headbands, and white elbow-length debutant ball gloves, people, because a Gossip Girl comeback might be on the cards. Seventeen, "Blake Lively Hints at the Possibility of a "Gossip Girl" Revival: "Never Say Never"," 21 Apr. 2017

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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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plaice

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plaidie

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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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