tweedier; tweediest
: of or resembling tweed
a tweedy wool blend
: given to wearing tweeds
: informal or suggestive of the outdoors in taste or habits
: academic, scholarly
tweedy authors
tweediness noun

Examples of tweedy in a Sentence

The fabric is a tweedy blend of wool and mohair.
Recent Examples on the Web Her clothes, increasingly, have a pragmatic femininity, like a number of tweedy bellbottom suits that opened the show, some with vests of blue and coral beads covering the front, or diamond patterns of turquoise and plum sequins on the sleeves. Rachel Tashjian, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 Dec. 2022 English cars have a tweedy character, Italian exotics can be fierce, but the French do a sort of wheeled quirkiness that's positively fizzing with zest. Brendan McAleer, Car and Driver, 17 Nov. 2022 Angela Lansbury is a tweedy country eccentric in wartime England, tootling around on a bronchitic sidecar motorbike and receiving mysterious parcels from a professor in London. Los Angeles Times, 12 Oct. 2022 Under various pseudonyms, Mr. Higgins wrote the kind of stories easily — some would say too easily — dismissed by tweedy English professors. New York Times, 10 Apr. 2022 And speaking of getting back to business, there’s a tweedy Isabel Marant Etoile blazer that’ll do the job nicely. Julie Tong, Vogue, 29 Nov. 2021 Guests including Chanel-regulars Lily Allen, Kristine Froseth, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Phoebe Tonkin, and Rebecca Dayan were all present and bedecked in tweedy Chanel coats and blazers. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 6 Nov. 2021 Wear this tweedy green skirt suit and you’ll instantly be given the keys to a corner office. Talia Abbas, Glamour, 11 Aug. 2021 Vera Farmiga plays Halston’s nose (a bit of creative license, as the real perfumer was a tweedy Frenchman), asking him to bring in three items that carry sensorial significance. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, 15 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tweedy was in 1912

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“Tweedy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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: of or resembling tweed

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