adjective, ti·di·er, ti·di·est.
verb (used with or without object), ti·died, ti·dy·ing.
noun, plural ti·dies.
Words nearby tidy
Origin of tidy
OTHER WORDS FROM tidyti·di·ly, adverbti·di·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for tidy
I was the kid making a tidy profit burning CDs for all my friends at two bucks a pop back during the Napster heyday in 2000.Death of the Author by Viral Infection: In Defense of Taylor Swift, Digital Doomsayer|Arthur Chu|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
White-bread ISIS recruits, culled from the wastelands of Web 2.0, call that tidy division into terrible question.
She was married with three kids and had settled into a tidy one-story house with a good sized lawn in Ferguson.From Ferguson Cop Embroiled in a Brutality Suit to City Councilwoman|Michael Daly|August 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Which brings me to the bone that remains to be picked with Vox, helpful as their tidy summary of the CDC data was.
He chooses not to create a tidy drama where characters are explained by their pasts.On the Hunt For…: Greg Baxter’s “The Apartment” Review|Elliot Ackerman|December 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She put both her hands on her temples and stroked her wavy hair gently, as though making it tidy.The Road to the Open|Arthur Schnitzler
When the tidy pack lay ready on the ground, Clara's heart filled with pleasure at the thought of her little friend's delight.Heidi|Johanna Spyri
So we clean our room right out, so as to make it nice and tidy.Little Pollie|Gertrude P. Dyer
I wanted to convince myself of what it was that lay about on the floor of such a tidy house.The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2|Roald Amundsen
She was a fluent conversationalist, and careful and tidy in her personal appearance.Fifty Years In The Northwest|William Henry Carman Folsom
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