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Definition of "tweed" []

  • A coarse, rugged, often nubby woolen fabric made in any of various twill weaves and used chiefly for casual suits and coats. (noun)
  • Clothing made of this fabric. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tweed" in a sentence
  • "It was a typical 1970s and 1980s detective show, with a detective tracking down balding white men in tweed suits."
  • "I think you need a devoted nounou and one of those lovely well-behaved children that walk calmly around the Park Monceau in tweed Bondpoint outfits practising their times tables (rather than my semi-feral brood) to be worthy of it .."
  • "Come to think of it, which pro sports commissioner would you consider most likely to show up in tweed?"