American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A knitting pattern of varicolored, diamond-shaped areas on a solid background.
- n. A sock knit in this pattern.
- n. a pattern of diamond-shaped areas on a solid background; used especially of knitwear
- n. a sock having this pattern
- n. a design consisting of a pattern of varicolored diamonds on a solid background (originally for knitted articles); patterned after the tartan of a clan in western Scotland
- n. a sock knitted or woven with an argyle design (usually used in the plural)
- n. a covered gravy holder of silver or other metal containing a detachable central vessel for hot water to keep the gravy warm
- After Clan Campbell of Argyle, Argyll, a former county of western Scotland, originally from the pattern of their tartan. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A fellow in argyle socks (not only argyle socks carried this fake man in a top hat around several times.”
“Q: You talk about cardigans in the book and mention argyle, which is very American.”
“She was ravishing in her tailored jackets and argyle socks.”
“Or pair the skirt with Kane's henna argyle cardigan £820.”
“Holmes, decked out in a tan argyle sweater vest, accepted the trophy and smiled broadly for the cameras.”
“So my right sock is usually a standard white ankle sock, and the left is rainbow-striped or polka-dotted or argyle.”
“Turn on the game, pour him a glass of his favorite beer and fire up the grill, it's time to knock dad's argyle socks off with this manly menu!”
“This summer, Pampers is selling argyle and polka-dot diapers as Limited Edition Prints after offering printed diapers by fashion designer Cynthia Rowley last summer.”
“Oscar was waiting for me at my door, looking quite dandy in his little red argyle sweater.”
“I take a look at him; he looks like he could easily apply for Chess Club membership with his glasses and argyle sweater.”
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