tweed

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noun \ ˈtwēd \

Definition of tweed

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

Examples of tweed in a Sentence

  1. a skirt made of tweed

  2. The elderly professor was always seen in his tweeds.

Recent Examples of tweed from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of tweed

probably short for Scots tweedling, twidling twilled cloth


Tweed

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biographical name \ ˈtwēd \

Definition of Tweed

William Marcy 1823–1878 Boss Tweed American politician

Tweed

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geographical name \ ˈtwēd \

Definition of Tweed

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

TWEED Defined for English Language Learners

tweed

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Definition of tweed for English Language Learners

  • : a rough, woolen cloth that is woven with different colored threads

  • tweeds : tweed clothing (such as a suit)


TWEED Defined for Kids

tweed

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noun \ ˈtwēd \

Definition of tweed for Students

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


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