tweedy

[ twee-dee ]
/ ˈtwi di /

adjective, tweed·i·er, tweed·i·est.

made of or resembling tweed, as in texture, appearance, or the like.
wearing or favoring tweeds, especially as a mark of a casual, sporty, or intellectual way of life, as at college or in the country: a tweedy sportswoman.
accustomed to, preferring, or characterized by the wearing of tweeds, as in genteel country life or academia: a large and tweedy colony of civil servants and government officials.

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How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
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In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of tweedy

First recorded in 1910–15; tweed + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM tweedy

tweed·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tweedy

tweedy
/ (ˈtwiːdɪ) /

adjective tweedier or tweediest

of, made of, or resembling tweed
showing a fondness for a hearty outdoor life, usually associated with wearers of tweeds

Derived forms of tweedy

tweediness, noun
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