American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A coarse, rugged, often nubby woolen fabric made in any of various twill weaves and used chiefly for casual suits and coats.
- n. Clothing made of this fabric.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A twilled fabric, principally for men's wear, having an unfinished surface, and two colors generally combined in the same yarn. The best quality is made wholly of wool, but in inferior kinds cotton, etc., are introduced. The manufacture is largely carried on in the south of Scotland. The word is sometimes used in the plural.
- Pertaining to or made of tweed.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A soft and flexible fabric for men's wear, made wholly of wool except in some inferior kinds, the wool being dyed, usually in two colors, before weaving.
- n. (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth
- n. thick woolen fabric used for clothing; originated in Scotland
- Alteration (possibly influenced by the river Tweed ) of Scots tweel, twill, from Middle English twile; see twill. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It was a typical 1970s and 1980s detective show, with a detective tracking down balding white men in tweed suits.”
“I think you need a devoted nounou and one of those lovely well-behaved children that walk calmly around the Park Monceau in tweed Bondpoint outfits practising their times tables (rather than my semi-feral brood) to be worthy of it ..”
“Come to think of it, which pro sports commissioner would you consider most likely to show up in tweed?”
“In some of the imposing old portraits, for example, I saw a moral gravity and a sense of duty that are missing from the faces of the recent presidents, who look like those friends of your parents who encouraged you to call them by their first names — friendly, unassuming guys in tweed jackets.”
“She smiled at Lady Eileen, but not patronizingly, because a mysterious instinct told her that the plain, pleasant young girl in Irish tweed was a "swell.”
“Called the "Criterion" jacket and priced at $1,400, it is made of the water-shedding Ventile cotton used by the British military and is lined in English tweed.”
“Three-quarter length tailored jackets in Italian tweed featured exaggerated shoulders,and were dissected at the arm-hole, and detailed with zips.”
“The tweed was a favourite of designer Jean Muir, whose pieces have been worn by the likes of Judi Dench, Diana Rigg and Julie Walters.”
“Fabrics such as tweed and cloth were out, for the wind whipped them out into balloons.”
“It's the kind of tweed-jacket-with-elbow-patches talk that may or may not impart useful knowledge and lasting inspiration, but almost surely gives all present some warm and fuzzy feelings.”
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