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
The swarthy, slender, tidily groomed ex-AT&T salesman from Oklahoma appeared calm as the verdicts were read.
You know that he must have been a tormented genius, or one for whom everything clicked as tidily as a safety pin.
He was a pretty boy with light hair and blue eyes, and was tidily dressed in a bright red cap and clean white-pinafore.Christie, the King's Servant|Mrs. O. F. Walton
She is tidily and even, for a woman of her age, tastefully dressed, but still with a sober decency that showed her good sense.The Black Baronet; or, The Chronicles Of Ballytrain|William Carleton
He dined with Captain Fitz Roy, and ate his dinner as tidily as formerly.A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World|Charles Darwin
They were tidily piled in lines side by side at the forward end of the waggon.Won by the Sword|G.A. Henty
Yet she appeared hale and strong for her age, and though poorly, was yet tidily attired.Her Benny|Silas Kitto Hocking
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