- 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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Examples from the Web for houndstooth
The real Chloë is notorious for wearing beige and houndstooth and orange, matte lipstick, and sarcastic chunk wedges.Becoming Chloë Sevigny
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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