adjective, ti·di·er, ti·di·est.
verb (used with or without object), ti·died, ti·dy·ing.
noun, plural ti·dies.
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Origin of tidy
OTHER WORDS FROM tidyti·di·ly, adverbti·di·ness, noun
Example sentences from the Web for tidy
However, it’s worth thinking about how you are going to use your cleaner before purchasing—because if car-cleaning, or tidying up after pets is a consideration, that needs to be factored in.Best cordless vacuum: Suck up debris without getting yourself tangled|Charlotte Marcus|January 19, 2021|Popular Science
If you don’t do a good tidy-up beforehand, they’ll either grind to a halt or plow on and knock doggy or kiddie toys over.
Even “The Brady Bunch,” which ran from 1969 to 1974, managed to find tidy solutions to the problems presented by the melding of two families.Pat Loud, early reality TV star as matriarch on ‘An American Family,’ dies at 94|Emily Langer|January 12, 2021|Washington Post
Plus, there’s no better time to tidy up than at the start of a new year.Marie Kondo is back with a new collaboration to keep you organized while staying at home|Rachel King|January 11, 2021|Fortune
She has washed their faces and tidied their hair, and believes she has done service to little angels.Stray Studies from England and Italy|John Richard Greene
He tidied up himself as well as his room, and then sat down to wait, the little bell in his hand.Fairies Afield|Mary Louisa Molesworth
It had all been definitely settled and tidied up in that wood on the way from the oyster park.The Disturbing Charm|Berta Ruck
A woman who washed and tidied her children would be a mark for every bitter tongue in the parish.Ireland as It Is|Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
She tidied the dinner detritus into an empty shopping bag and tossed it over her shoulder into the back seat.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town|Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for tidy
adjective -dier or -diest
verb -dies, -dying or -died
noun plural -dies
- a small container in which odds and ends are kept
- sink tidy a container with holes in the bottom, kept in the sink to retain rubbish that might clog the plug hole