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.
Origin of tweedy
Related formstweed·i·ness, noun
First recorded in 1910–15; tweed
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Wherever a Veitch and a Tweedy met, they fought, and fought to kill.
Same house as Molly's namesake, Tweedy, crown solicitor for Waterford.
Pride of Calpe's rocky mount, the ravenhaired daughter of Tweedy.
Despite their irritation Mellish and Bondy received Lee with all their tweedy cordiality.
The dust, if not the iron, of Tweedy's has entered into his soul; and Tweedy's young men know him as "the Mastodon."
British Dictionary definitions for tweedy
adjective tweedier or tweediest
Derived Formstweediness, noun
of, made of, or resembling tweed
showing a fondness for a hearty outdoor life, usually associated with wearers of tweeds
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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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