American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Made of tweed.
- adj. Wearing tweeds.
- adj. Informal Suggestive of casual, informal taste, habits, and lifestyle: "He's rumpled and tweedy ... if he were preparing to drink a martini, he might casually stir it with his finger” ( Phil McCombs).
- adj. of clothing made of tweed, or having a similar rough texture
- adj. of a person wearing tweed clothing
- adj. of a person preppy
- adj. of textiles; having a rough surface
- adj. (of country gentry) informal, clannish and outdoorsy
“I am, for example, as suspicious of authors in tweedy jackets or carrying pipes as I am of professors with elbow patches - they seem to be playing a role that shows how they envision themselves as Author, rather than beign who they are.”
“In the dusty window, there was a pure wool 'tweedy' jacket costing £135, a pair of heavy corduroy trousers at£45, and a pair of blood red slacks at £30.”
“And if you sit there for long enough, and close your eyes, its possible to imagine his Lordship stepping off the steam driven train, wearing blood red red slacks, a pure wool 'tweedy' jacket and the trademark cap.”
“Also influential: all those tweedy DBs on "Downton Abbey," the hit PBS soap opera set in England in World War I.”
“First comes the hippy California dad – long hair, screechy kids, lots of sunny white light; then the awkward writer, all tweedy fustiness with a sepia tint; and finally the designer, dressed in requisite black geek glasses and cool blue tones.”
“Its tweedy historical framework may appear out of character for the director, but not the volatile character dynamics.”
“Picture this: Your date slips off his tweedy sport coat and drapes it across your bare shoulders to protect you from the chilly breeze.”
“They pair well with tailored suits and dresses and with any outfit comprised of one tweedy piece.”
“The time when msnbc is unfair is when some dingbat like patty or tweedy start talking.”
“As Harold Bloom points out in Wallace Stevens: The Poems of Our Climate, the scholar of "Somnambulisma" is likely an allusion to Emerson's "American Scholar," who is not exactly the tweedy gentleman available for office hours we all know and love.”
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