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 tidiestorderly, 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 tidiest
Historical Examples of tidiest
Before the tidiest of them, an old negro was sitting on a stool, dreaming in the sun.In Her Own Right
John Reed Scott
Another was shortly announced for the best-cleaned and tidiest windows.Hollowmell
Hobbyhead claims that he gets many of his tidiest puns from this young hopeful.Step Lively!
He could cook, as all knew, particularly his employer, while he was the tidiest of valets.Under the Chinese Dragon
F. S. Brereton
It was only the tidiest and the greenest mound in all the churchyard.Peccavi
E. W. Hornung
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.