tweedy

adjective
\ 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

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 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 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, 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, 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, 21 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of tweedy

1912, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Tweedy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tweedy. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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