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plaid

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/ plæd /
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noun
any fabric woven of differently colored yarns in a crossbarred pattern.
a pattern of this kind.
a long, rectangular piece of cloth, usually with such a pattern and worn across the left shoulder by Scottish Highlanders.
adjective
having the pattern of a plaid.
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Origin of plaid

1505–15; <Scots Gaelic plaide blanket, plaid (def. 3)
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British Dictionary definitions for plaid

plaid
/ (plæd, pleɪd) /

noun
a long piece of cloth of a tartan pattern, worn over the shoulder as part of Highland costume
  1. a crisscross weave or cloth
  2. (as modifier)a plaid scarf

Word Origin for plaid

C16: from Scottish Gaelic plaide, of obscure origin
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