\ 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.
Recent Examples on the Web This year, there will be no tweedy lunch or face-to-face mentorship sessions, but Chanel and Tribeca Enterprises are committed to continuing the program 2020 style: virtually. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Emilia Clarke on the Importance of Female Mentors in the Film Industry: “Lord Knows I Would Have Loved One”," 8 Oct. 2020 If this were a tweedy English mystery, the magician’s body would wash up on shore on the last day of summer. Ron Charles, Washington Post, "In ‘Here We Are,’ Booker Prize winner Graham Swift casts a spell," 14 Sep. 2020 Designed by Gage Williams, the upstairs-downstairs set evokes a tweedy Old Money Tudor retreat, complete with a library, balcony and drawing room. Laura Demarco, cleveland, "Great Lakes Theater’s ‘Sleuth’ at Playhouse Square a winning, wickedly fun thriller (review)," 21 Feb. 2020 To a jaundiced observer, golf debates must have all the obvious relevance of a couple of tweedy academics bickering over the best translation of Beowulf between draws on their pipes. Eamon Lynch, Golfweek, "Lynch: The USGA's distance report is out, and so begins the battle for golf's future," 4 Feb. 2020 This long cardigan is made of a blend of cotton and nylon with a tweedy texture that gives it a luxurious feel. Banu Ibrahim, CNN Underscored, "What is hygge? Shop the super-cozy Scandinavian home trend," 27 Dec. 2019 An ultra-fluffy jacket and scarf and a tweedy handbag are the perfect foils for this high-shine suit. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "How to Wear a Boiler Suit This Winter," 3 Dec. 2019 That premise imagines Nevelson (Susan Rome) being interviewed in the afterlife by the Man (Jonathan David Martin), a knowledgeable, politely badgering figure halfway between journalist and tweedy grad student. Celia Wren, Washington Post, "At Theater J, Albee’s ‘Occupant’ takes a lifeless look at the life of Louise Nevelson," 16 Nov. 2019 In England, that tweedy violation has sparked a level of debate that would erupt in America if the World Series ended in a tie. Ron Charles, Washington Post, "Bernardine Evaristo’s ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ received half a Booker Prize, but it deserves all the glory," 28 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of tweedy

1912, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Tweedy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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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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