argyle

[ ahr-gahyl ]
/ ˈɑr gaɪl /
(often initial capital letter)

adjective

(of knitted articles) having a diamond-shaped pattern in two or more colors.

noun

a diamond-shaped pattern of two or more colors, used in knitting socks, sweaters, etc.
a sock having this pattern.

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Origin of argyle

1790–1800; variant of Argyll; so called because orig. patterned after the tartan of this clan
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British Dictionary definitions for argyle

argyle
/ (ɑːˈɡaɪl) /

adjective

made of knitted or woven material with a diamond-shaped pattern of two or more colours

noun

(often plural) a sock made of this

Word Origin for argyle

C20: after Campbell of Argyle (Argyll), the pattern being an adaptation of the tartan of this clan
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