Certainly these little burial-grounds are not tended and cared for as in tidier lands.
The house is not any tidier, but at least she stays in it occasionally.
The doctors at the infirmary said that they knew an Uphill person by the tidier clothing.
And we are bound to say that these French manufacturing towns look much cleaner and tidier than their fellows in England.
At time of visit, though very dirty, they were tidier than ever found before.
Farther down our chosen street, which soon slipped into a lane, there were tidier homes and more sanitary conditions.
All floors were tidier, and order and regularity enlivened every hearth.
None looked starved, there were no deformed people, no beggars, and the natives were tidier and better dressed.
A younger and tidier Uncle James, indeed—the same cheery manner, the same robust integrity, and the same small ambition.
An' I'm sure no one keeps a tidier house, an' the little old man sittin' by the chimney corner hurts no one.
mid-13c., probably originally "in season, timely, opportune, excellent," from tide in the sense of "season, time" (see tide). Cf. Old High German zitig, German zeitig, Dutch tijdig, Danish tidig "timely." Meaning "neat and in order" first recorded 1706.
"to make neat, set in order," 1821, from tidy (adj.). Related: Tidied; tidying.