\ 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 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 Logan never lets his guard down, even in the sun—his sun hat is wool, from Walker Slater, a tweedy, posh haberdasher from Scotland. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, "Let’s Talk About the Yacht Clothes on “Succession”," 14 Oct. 2019 Yet Jim’s tweedy jackets and bow ties contrasted with a bawdy wit and a brashness that served him well in the scrimmages of his working life. Judith Thurman, The New Yorker, "James Atlas’s Life in Life-Writing," 9 Sep. 2019 Nix, tweedy and bespectacled, is eventually brought down when undercover footage of him boasting of using bribery stings and blackmail on opposing candidates went public in 2018. Ty Burr,, "‘The Great Hack’ looks at how history was changed, and Tarantino changes history," 1 Aug. 2019 These tweedy items can be found in sheath silhouettes, fit-and-flare styles or loose shifts — find the shape that works for you. Sharon Graubard,, "Fashion report: Cool classics for fall," 15 Aug. 2019

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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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13 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Tweedy.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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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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