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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For supremely hot days, stay cool by tying up your tresses with a plaid scrunchie instead of a boring old hair elastic. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "15 Practical Hair Accessories to Wear at the Beach and Beyond," 3 July 2019 The photo captured the singer rocking a plaid, high-waisted mini and a sleeveless, tied top baring her midriff. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "Britney Spears details her diet, aims to combat 'stress and asthma and headaches'," 3 July 2019 From floral to plaid and everything in between using patterns is a conversation starter and a great way to tie in the rest of the decor in your room. Ap Mcclatchy, The Mercury News, "Are you a pillow lover or minimalist?," 6 June 2019 When Nancy gets cancer, her sister, Deb, brings her a navy plaid flannel robe, whereas Deb has a red flannel one, almost the same model. New York Times, "A 40-Something Looks Back at ‘Thirtysomething’," 5 June 2019 Justin paired his blue jersey with red plaid pants, while Hailey nailed a classic look with hoop earrings, a necklace tucked inside the jersey, and her blonde locks pulled back into a sleek bun. Isabella Gomez, Teen Vogue, "Justin and Hailey Bieber Wore Matching Jerseys at a Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Game," 25 Nov. 2018 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

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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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plagula

plaice

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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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