\ ˈtwē-dē How to pronounce tweedy (audio) \
tweedier; tweediest

Definition of tweedy

1 : of or resembling tweed a tweedy wool blend
2a : given to wearing tweeds
b : informal or suggestive of the outdoors in taste or habits
c : academic, scholarly tweedy authors

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Other Words from tweedy

tweediness noun

Examples of tweedy in a Sentence

The fabric is a tweedy blend of wool and mohair.

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Miley was even more glam-punk in a glittery, tweedy jacket, ripped black pants with black boots, and tons of chunky jewelry. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Miley Cyrus Twins Perfectly With Liam Hemsworth at Saint Laurent Fashion Show," 7 June 2019 Kate just had her first solo outing with Queen Elizabeth in a perfect work-appropriate tweedy outfit. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Looks Ready to Go Camping in Her Beloved J. Crew Sweater and Chloe Boots," 28 Mar. 2019 Also Prince of Wales check and tweedy tailoring from Blazé Milano, and the loafers that Hillier Bartley did with Crockett & Jones. Mark Holgate, Vogue, "’90s-Era Prada Nylon, Investment Blazers, and the Blanket You Share With Your Bed: What We Bought in 2018," 17 Dec. 2018 Its top editors have tended to be tweedy, clubbable figures who slip between academia and the upper reaches of journalism. New York Times, "A Scrappy Makeover for a Tweedy Literary Fixture," 26 May 2018 The party offered a tweedy, boozy image and tried to avoid the openly Islamophobic rhetoric common in other radical-right parties in Europe. The Economist, "Tommy Robinson’s sentence shows how hate has gone global," 31 May 2018 And while Holmes's outfit had a sporty touch, the actress’s seatmate and Golden Globe winner for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Rachel Brosnahan, showed off a more tweedy aesthetic with feminine undertones. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Katie Holmes, Rachel Brosnahan, and Jessica Springsteen Talk Style in Ralph Lauren’s Fall 2018 Front Row," 12 Feb. 2018 Her brand, Temellini, has recently launched an all-dog fashion line, Dog-à-Porter, and Ulisse’s tweedy-looking cape seems like just the thing for these chilly winter afternoons. Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times, "Sunday Best: Dog couture," 21 Jan. 2018 Also taking cues from bygone eras were the Beckham men, who kept things slick in tweedy top coats. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Victoria and the Beckhams Are Puttin' on the Ritz in Paris," 18 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of tweedy

1912, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of tweedy was in 1912

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English Language Learners Definition of tweedy

: made of tweed or resembling tweed
informal : wearing tweed clothing or tending to wear tweed clothing

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