Tweed definition

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A coarse, rugged, often nubby woolen fabric made in any of various twill weaves and used chiefly for casual suits and coats.
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Clothes of tweed.
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(person) 1823-78; U.S. politician & Tammany leader.
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(place) River in SE Scotland flowing east through NE England into the North Sea: 97 mi (156 km)
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Clothing made of this fabric.
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A river, about 160 km (100 mi) long, of southeast Scotland forming part of the Scottish-English border. It flows eastward to the North Sea and has rich salmon fisheries.
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A wool fabric with a rough surface, in any of various twill weaves of two or more colors or shades.
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A suit, skirt, etc. of this.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tweed
Plural:
tweeds

Origin of tweed

  • Alteration (influenced by the river Tweed) of Scots tweel twill from Middle English twile twill

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Scots tweel, with confusion with the River Tweed.

    From Wiktionary