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
Exactness, tidiness, and pride in his work are qualities very rarely found in a fellah.The Khedive's Country|George Manville Fenn
It is that of tidiness, and its effect on the nervous system.Nervous Breakdowns and How to Avoid Them|Charles David Musgrove
I put it back in the same place -- for the sake of tidiness -- sat up, and looked down at my feet.The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2|Roald Amundsen
The regularity and tidiness are conspicuous, and have been noted by me with great satisfaction.The Second Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the South African War|Cecil Francis Romer and Arthur Edward Mainwaring
A rustic porch, covered with twining plants, conceals the door, and a general air of tidiness marks all the surroundings.The Red Man's Revenge|R.M. Ballantyne
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