- Plaid is a pattern created by bars and stripes of color that cross at right angles, or a piece of fabric with this pattern on it.
- An example of plaid is Scottish tartan.
- An example of plaid is the common pattern on the British fashion line Burberry.
plaid definition by Webster's New World
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- a long piece of twilled woolen cloth with a crossbarred pattern, worn over the shoulder by Scottish Highlanders
- a fabric with stripes or bars of various colors and widths that cross at right angles
- any pattern of this kind
Origin: Gaelic plaide, blanket, plaid, contr. ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps peallaid, sheepskin
having a pattern of plaid
plaid definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A rectangular woolen scarf of a tartan pattern worn over the left shoulder by Scottish Highlanders.
- a. Cloth with a tartan or checked pattern.b. A pattern of this kind.
Origin: Scottish Gaelic plaide.
- plaid adjective