tweedy

adjective \ ˈtwē-dē \
|Updated on: 3 Jun 2018

Definition of tweedy

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

tweediness

noun

Examples of tweedy in a Sentence

  1. The fabric is a tweedy blend of wool and mohair.

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First Known Use of tweedy

1912

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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TWEEDY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of tweedy for English Language Learners

  • : made of tweed or resembling tweed

  • : wearing tweed clothing or tending to wear tweed clothing


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