adjective, ti·di·er, ti·di·est.
verb (used with or without object), ti·died, ti·dy·ing.
noun, plural ti·dies.
Origin of tidy
Antonyms for tidy
Related Words for tidierorderly, snug, sleek, well-kept, sizable, respectable, handsome, spruce, trim, ordered, uncluttered, large, good, fair, police, frame, groom, straighten, tauten, clean
Examples from the Web for tidier
Historical Examples of tidier
Well, for your own comfort's sake, I think you might keep it tidier, Miss Salome.Salome
The house is not any tidier, but at least she stays in it occasionally.Marm Lisa
Kate Douglas Wiggin
At time of visit, though very dirty, they were tidier than ever found before.New Worlds For Old
Herbert George Wells
And we are bound to say that these French manufacturing towns look much cleaner and tidier than their fellows in England.Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine
Edward A. Freeman
Certainly these little burial-grounds are not tended and cared for as in tidier lands.My Country
Marie, Queen of Rumania
adjective -dier or -diest
verb -dies, -dying or -died
noun plural -dies
- a small container in which odds and ends are kept
- sink tidya container with holes in the bottom, kept in the sink to retain rubbish that might clog the plug hole
Word Origin for tidy
mid-13c., probably originally "in season, timely, opportune, excellent," from tide in the sense of "season, time" (see tide). Cf. Old High German zitig, German zeitig, Dutch tijdig, Danish tidig "timely." Meaning "neat and in order" first recorded 1706.
"to make neat, set in order," 1821, from tidy (adj.). Related: Tidied; tidying.