Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth
  2. (noun, artifact) thick woolen fabric used for clothing; originated in Scotland

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Synonyms of Tweed

flannel, gabardine, white

Alternate forms of Tweed

Derivations: tweedy

Hyponyms: harris tweed

Hypernyms: cloth, fabric, material, pant, textile, trouser

Origin of the word Tweed

  1. 1847 (perhaps as early as 1831), a trade name said to have developed from a misreading (supposedly by London hatter James Locke) of tweel, Scottish variant of twill, possibly influenced by the river Tweed in Scotland. Tweedy "characteristic of the country or suburban set" first recorded 1912. more

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