adjective, ti·di·er, ti·di·est.
verb (used with or without object), ti·died, ti·dy·ing.
noun, plural ti·dies.
Origin of tidy
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
adjective -dier or -diest
verb -dies, -dying or -died
noun plural -dies
- a small container in which odds and ends are kept
- sink tidya container with holes in the bottom, kept in the sink to retain rubbish that might clog the plug hole
Word Origin for tidy
mid-13c., probably originally "in season, timely, opportune, excellent," from tide in the sense of "season, time" (see tide). Cf. Old High German zitig, German zeitig, Dutch tijdig, Danish tidig "timely." Meaning "neat and in order" first recorded 1706.
"to make neat, set in order," 1821, from tidy (adj.). Related: Tidied; tidying.