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 patternb : a fabric with a pattern of tartan or an imitation of tartan
3a : tartan 1b : a pattern of unevenly spaced repeated stripes crossing at right angles
plaidedplay \ˈpla-dəd\ adjective
Examples of plaid in a Sentence
She likes to wear plaids.
Recent Examples of plaid from the Web
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Rimann arranged a meeting with the caller on the morning of his slaying but the business associate went in Rimann’s place, looking for a man in a gray plaid suit.
Under Bailey’s guidance, Burberry has sought to restore its luster by reining in the plaid.
Wearing tan slacks and a green and blue plaid short-sleeved shirt, Sager entered his plea Friday afternoon in front of U.S. District Judge Solomon Oliver.
Town of Brookfield — Bring on the oxford cloth, the chamois shirts, the woodsy plaids equally at home on the trail or at a family reunion on Narragansett Bay.
There’s just so much design in neckwear: stripes, solids, plaids.
Dressed in a blue and white plaid shirt and khaki pants, Eric Hummel sat by himself as attorneys prepared for the court hearing to begin.
But until then, the boys apparently will have to wear pants — or possibly those borrowed pleated plaid skirts.
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Origin and Etymology of plaid
Scottish Gaelic plaide
First Known Use: 1512See Words from the same year
PLAID Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of plaid for English Language Learners
: a pattern on cloth of stripes with different widths that cross each other to form squares
plaids : 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 Defined for Kids
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