Origin of tidy
OTHER WORDS FROM tidyti·di·ly, adverbti·di·ness, noun
How to use tidy in a sentence
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.
The room was full of healthy-looking workmen, tidily dressed and busily doing honour to the porridge and other items on the menu.Friend Mac Donald|Max O'Rell
He returned to the loft with a large, thick sack, made of flax, which he laid tidily over the bed.Heidi|Johanna Spyri
She was then entreated to dress herself as tidily as possible, but she would only go her own way.Yorkshire Oddities, Incidents and Strange Events|S. Baring-Gould
He learnt to plait the foliage of faded crocuses, and pin them tidily to the ground with little wooden forks.Hyacinth|George A. Birmingham
But this meant living less tidily by having less washing done, or going hungrier.Making Both Ends Meet|Sue Ainslie Clark and Edith Wyatt
British Dictionary definitions for tidy
- 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