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tweedy

[twee-dee] /ˈtwi di/
adjective, tweedier, tweediest.
1.
made of or resembling tweed, as in texture, appearance, or the like.
2.
wearing or favoring tweeds, especially as a mark of a casual, sporty, or intellectual way of life, as at college or in the country:
a tweedy sportswoman.
3.
accustomed to, preferring, or characterized by the wearing of tweeds, as in genteel country life or academia:
a large and tweedy colony of civil servants and government officials.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; tweed + -y1
Related forms
tweediness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tweediness

tweedy

/ˈtwiːdɪ/
adjective tweedier, tweediest
1.
of, made of, or resembling tweed
2.
showing a fondness for a hearty outdoor life, usually associated with wearers of tweeds
Derived Forms
tweediness, noun
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Word Origin and History for tweediness

tweedy

adj.

"characteristic of the country or suburban set," 1912, from tweed + -y (2). Related: Tweediness.

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