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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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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