[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. tweeddale,
  2. tweedle,
  3. tweedledum,
  4. tweedledum and tweedledee,
  5. tweedsmuir,
  6. tweenager,
  7. tweeny,
  8. tweeps,
  9. tweet,
  10. tweeter

Origin of tweedy

First recorded in 1910–15; tweed + -y1

Related formstweed·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for 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 Formstweediness, noun

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Word Origin and History for tweedy



"characteristic of the country or suburban set," 1912, from tweed + -y (2). Related: Tweediness.

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