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

Examples of tweed in a Sentence

a skirt made of tweed The elderly professor was always seen in his tweeds.
Recent Examples on the Web La La Anthony was invited for the first time wearing a white one-shoulder gown by Sergio Hudson while Keke Palmer also wore a dress by Hudson that was a strapless tweed, form-fitting gown. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 2 May 2024 Relaxed Straight-Legs Soften Up Classic Tweed At Chanel, a classic tweed jacket gets dressed down with straight-leg denim and a pair of flip-flops. Christina Holevas, Vogue, 12 Apr. 2024 The black-lacquered dial of the new Boyfriend Couture is decorated with a sewing pattern for a tweed jacket, complete with diamond buttons, while its bezel is adorned with an 18 karat gold chain — just the right balance of playful and chic. Sarah Royce-Greensill, CNN, 9 Apr. 2024 At the end of the tour, visitors can mark the occasion by purchasing some homemade preserves or Balmoral whisky from the Mews Gift Shop - or perhaps some tweed, which might last a lot longer. Billy Stockwell, CNN, 5 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for tweed 

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Word History


probably short for Scots tweedling, twidling twilled cloth

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tweed was in 1841

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Cite this Entry

“Tweed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a rough woolen cloth
plural : tweed clothing (as a suit)

Geographical Definition


geographical name

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

Biographical Definition


biographical name

William Marcy 1823–1878 Boss Tweed American politician

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