- 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
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Examples from the Web for tweedy
“It used to be that you could not research these things adequately,” Tweedy told me.
Tweedy had gone online to research a small discrepancy in a pair of Mormon texts.
Wherever a Veitch and a Tweedy met, they fought, and fought to kill.Highways and Byways in The Border
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 Brain
The dust, if not the iron, of Tweedy's has entered into his soul; and Tweedy's young men know him as "the Mastodon."
- 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
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