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
No, now I can safely give myself the diagnosis of SCT, which seems much tidier.
Making executions tidier does not make the dead any less dead or those who authorize the poison any less culpable for taking life.What Happens to the Death Penalty When Lethal Injection Isn’t Quick and Painless?|Andrew Cohen|January 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A younger and tidier Uncle James, indeed—the same cheery manner, the same robust integrity, and the same small ambition.The Amazing Interlude|Mary Roberts Rinehart
I hoped to have had our logging-bee before your arrival, and then the farm would have looked tidier; but I could not manage it.'Cedar Creek|Elizabeth Hely Walshe
Well, for your own comfort's sake, I think you might keep it tidier, Miss Salome.Salome|Emma Marshall
It was a profound relief to him that day to find his mother tidier than usual, busy with preparations for the mid-day meal.The Guinea Stamp|Annie S. Swan
A thorough washing and brushing, and some fresh ruffles and laces, gave a much tidier appearance to the whole party.Captain Horace|Sophie May
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