- a wool fabric with a rough surface, in any of various twill weaves of two or more colors or shades
- a suit, skirt, etc. of this
- clothes of tweed
Origin of tweed; from misreading of tweel, Scottish form of twill: later associated, association with Tweed
- A coarse, rugged, often nubby woolen fabric made in any of various twill weaves and used chiefly for casual suits and coats.
- tweeds Clothing made of this fabric.
Origin of tweedAlteration (influenced by the river Tweed) of Scots tweel, twill, from Middle English twile; see twill.