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

Definition of twinset

: a combination of a matching pullover and cardigan worn together

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 Yet cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, are also a bubbly, frothy, and overhyped phenomenon—a latter-day version of a penny stock, boosted by drug dealers, digital evangelists, Wall Street types, and a large twinset of Harvard rowers. Annie Lowrey, The Atlantic, "Bitcoin 'Is Just Like the Dot-Com Bubble'," 26 Dec. 2017 Swinging door-knocker earrings replaced classic pearl studs; powder blue and butter yellow cashmere twinsets were paired with fanny packs and flamboyant screen saver–print pants. Alexandra Gurvitch, Vogue, "Dig Out the Chinos! Preppy Style Is Back (But Totally Twisted)," 10 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of twinset

1937, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jan 2020

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“Twinset.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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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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