woven or printed with a pattern of broken or jagged checks: a hound's-tooth jacket.

Origin of hound's-tooth

First recorded in 1955–60
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Contemporary Examples of houndstooth

  • The real Chloë is notorious for wearing beige and houndstooth and orange, matte lipstick, and sarcastic chunk wedges.

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    Becoming Chloë Sevigny

    Drew Droege

    August 18, 2011

Word Origin and History for houndstooth

also hound's tooth, as a design pattern, 1936, so called for resemblance.

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