Origin of tidy
OTHER WORDS FROM tidyti·di·ly, adverbti·di·ness, noun
How to use tidy in a sentence
Shaving items may no longer be de rigueur in every guy’s daily bag of grooming tricks, but even those aiming for hirsute as a fashion statement could use an electric shaver to keep things tidy.Best electric shaver: Get a smooth shave with our picks|Jeremy Helligar|December 18, 2020|Popular-Science
If you have a smaller living area, keep things relatively tidy, dust and sweep often, or vacuum regularly, you might be able to survive on a smaller bin.Best robot vacuum: Clean up without lifting a finger|Carsen Joenk|December 18, 2020|Popular-Science
One of the highlights is a Ron Meick lithograph that addresses 2020’s street protests by overlaying rough patterns and freehand scrawls on the tidy grid of a century-old Chicago map.In the galleries: Up to his elbows in watery works and lustrous prints|Mark Jenkins|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
On my last day in Salinas, I met a grower named Mark Mason just off Highway 101, which cuts the valley in two, and followed him to a nine-acre block of celery featuring a tidy tower of meteorological equipment in the center.How technology might finally start telling farmers things they didn’t already know|Katie McLean|December 18, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The cherry on top is that after you run them through the wash, they’re easy to fold and they look neat and tidy in your cabinets.
Still, her alert presence disciplines us to tidiness and occasionally develops a bit of comedy.The Red Cow and Her Friends|Peter McArthur
The landlady came; a fit spirit to rule over such a domain—the beau-ideal of tidiness and good humour.
Tidiness is not a housekeeper's superstition; it is a mechanical device for invoking the spirit of restfulness.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping|Elizabeth Hale Gilman
Tidiness is more than a mere virtue, it is an indispensable adjunct to health.Nervous Breakdowns and How to Avoid Them|Charles David Musgrove
He had hardly ever been here, at Paul's; and he was now struck by the exquisite tidiness of the rooms.The Twilight of the Souls|Louis Couperus
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