tweed

noun
\ ˈtwēd How to pronounce tweed (audio) \

Definition of tweed

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : a rough woolen fabric made usually in twill weaves and used especially for suits and coats
2 tweeds plural : tweed clothing specifically : a tweed suit

Tweed

biographical name
\ ˈtwēd How to pronounce Tweed (audio) \

Definition of Tweed (Entry 2 of 3)

William Marcy 1823–1878 Boss Tweed American politician

Tweed

geographical name
\ ˈtwēd How to pronounce Tweed (audio) \

Definition of Tweed (Entry 3 of 3)

river 97 miles (156 kilometers) long in southeastern Scotland and northeastern England flowing east into the North Sea

Examples of tweed in a Sentence

Noun

a skirt made of tweed The elderly professor was always seen in his tweeds.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

They were styled with oversized tweed blazers and matching print sweater sets that elevated the look. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chanel Turned Its Runway Into a Beach—Complete With an Ocean and Lifeguards On Duty," 2 Oct. 2018 The royals didn’t disappoint, either, led by Queen Elizabeth II in a lime silk tweed coat and Angela Kelly hat with handmade lace crystals and pearls by Lucy Price. Washington Post, "It’s all about the well-plumed hats for royal wedding guests," 19 May 2018 His country tweeds and culottes could prove agenda-setting. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "The Top 12 Shows of Paris Fashion Week Fall 2019," 6 Mar. 2019 Getty Images Kate Middleton arrived to the Royal Foundation this morning in a gorgeous black-and-white tweed suit. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Just Wore the Most Perfect Work-Appropriate Look," 13 Feb. 2019 And that not only includes a 5-floor staircase with a gigantic pearl necklace-lookalike sculpture cascading down the center from artist Jean-Michel Othoniel, but also a two-room VIP suite, as well as couches and rugs made of their signature tweed. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Chanel's New Flagship Store Will Sell Limited-Edition Bags, Fragrances, and Watches," 15 Nov. 2018 Cyrus wore a Chanel tweed jacket and culottes on the red carpet, along with Chanel accessories. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth Packed on the PDA at Chanel's Pre-Oscars Dinner," 24 Feb. 2019 Middleton opted for a casual look this morning at a community garden in Islington, wearing a Dubarry Bracken tweed jacket paired with skinny jeans, which are reportedly from Zara, and combat boots. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Steps Out in a Casual Look this Morning to Visit a Community Garden," 15 Jan. 2019 Even though tweed can sometimes look stuffy, Kate added high, pointed heels, which, combined with the frayed edges of the skirt and jacket, gave the outfit a more modern and updated feel. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Just Wore the Most Perfect Work-Appropriate Look," 13 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of tweed

Noun

1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tweed

Noun

probably short for Scots tweedling, twidling twilled cloth

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tweed

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tweed

: a rough, woolen cloth that is woven with different colored threads
: tweed clothing (such as a suit)

tweed

noun
\ ˈtwēd How to pronounce tweed (audio) \

Kids Definition of tweed

1 : a rough woolen cloth
2 tweeds plural : clothing (as a suit) made of rough woolen cloth

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