twin·​set | \ ˈtwin-ˈset How to pronounce twinset (audio) \

Definition of twinset

: a combination of a matching pullover and cardigan worn together

Examples of twinset in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Why the 4468 Mallard Is Such a Badass Train," 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, "The Office Dress Code Should Never Come Back," 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, "Ryan Murphy’s Netflix Show Is Too Glib for Its Own Good," 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, "Does Ursula von der Leyen have the right skills for the EU Commission?," 18 July 2019 YanYan’s ivory wool twinsets, sprigged with microflorals, are a direct nod to the classic maa maa’s uniform. Vogue, "The Girls Behind YanYan, a New Knit Label From Hong Kong, Are Making Modern Maa Maa Style," 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, "Claire Foy, Idris Elba, Anna Wintour, Sophie Okonedo, Ralph Fiennes, and the Cast of Hamilton Fete the 64th Evening Standard Theatre Awards," 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, "The Best Clothes to Work Out (and Sweat) in All Summer," 5 July 2018 But Quant did more than just liberate women from twinsets and pearls., "Mary Quant, Mini Skirt Purveyor, Is Being Honored With A Fashion Exhibit," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of twinset

1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Twinset.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of twinset

: a woman's pullover sweater and buttoned outer sweater that match and are worn together

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