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Definition of "plaid" []

  • A rectangular woolen scarf of a tartan pattern worn over the left shoulder by Scottish Highlanders. (noun)
  • Cloth with a tartan or checked pattern. (noun)
  • A pattern of this kind. (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 "plaid" in a sentence
  • "During one of my mandatory exercise periods on the ward, I saw a man in plaid pants and an orange shirt holding jovially one-sided conversations with everybody who walked past."
  • "Covering the cushions in plaid can give it a look that appeals to everyone, if there are objections to floral prints."
  • "In an absolutely bizarre post today, PowerLine defends Roberts against gay gags (because he was once caught in plaid pants)."