twin·​set ˈtwin-ˈset How to pronounce twinset (audio)
: a combination of a matching pullover and cardigan worn together

Examples of twinset in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Leoni, 38, reinvents the 1990s sheath dress-jacket twinset combo with a plisse dress that falls into jagged hem, worn with a pleated cape, all in an elegant tan. Colleen Barry, ajc, 27 Feb. 2022 And to be doubly sure that the speed books weren’t cooked, Gresley ordered that a dynamometer car, with its large electric speedometer suspended from the ceiling, be added to the train, along with three twinset railcars. Tom Bentley, Popular Mechanics, 20 Sep. 2020 On Yahoo Answers, the world’s least qualified people have been meting out bad advice on twinsets and shin-length skirts to confused 23-year-olds since 2005. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, 13 Apr. 2020 Julia Schlaepfer plays Alice, Payton’s girlfriend, a kind of Margot-lite with a severe blond bob and countless cashmere twinsets. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, 27 Sep. 2019 Frenetic, driven and a natural troublemaker, the real Mrs von der Leyen belies her smooth public image: less twinset and pearls than knuckle-duster and caffeine pills. The Economist, 18 July 2019 YanYan’s ivory wool twinsets, sprigged with microflorals, are a direct nod to the classic maa maa’s uniform. Vogue, 14 Mar. 2019 The Crown’s Foy swapped her twinset and pearls for a dramatic monochrome Alexander McQueen dress (with spidery black flowers) and custom Louboutins. Vogue, 19 Nov. 2018 The sand-color twinset also has built-in pressure points, bringing yogis one step closer to rest and relaxation. Katie Devlin, Vogue, 5 July 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of twinset was in 1937

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“Twinset.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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