- tweed, william marcy,
- tweedledum and tweedledee
Origin of tweed
Examples from the Web for tweed
Tweed is estimated to have swindled the equivalent of $3.5 billion from New York during his time as a senator.
Or a horse and carriage, like the one driven a young man in a tweed suit and cap from yesteryear, as he gazed up at the stars.
He tried his hand at setting up a chain of movie theaters in Ireland, and worked at importing Irish tweed to Italy.
That meant liquid embroidered metallics, satin lace-up skirts – and even a tweed bikini.
Among his favorite garments were a raincoat, a tweed jacket, and a gray wash denim coat with studded straps.FIT Hosts BARK-à-Porter: Art Deco-Themed Pet Fashion Show|Claire Stern|May 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Tweed salmon fisheries are famous, and the lesser rivers of the Merse are held in high esteem by anglers.
The thin elbow in the tweed sleeve nudged her, provoking a joyous giggle.The Dop Doctor|Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
At the same time, after we have once crossed the Tweed, we may as well leave the high road.Bonnie Prince Charlie|G. A. Henty
What she had shrewdly taken stock of was the cut and material of the English tweed sports suit Leslie was wearing.Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore|Pauline Lester
But nowhere south of Tweed are finer specimens to be found than in this old Hampshire park.
- a thick woollen often knobbly cloth produced originally in Scotland
- (as modifier)a tweed coat
Word Origin for tweed
1847 (perhaps as early as 1831), a trade name said to have developed from a misreading (supposedly by London hatter James Locke) of tweel, Scottish variant of twill, possibly influenced by the river Tweed in Scotland.