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[houndz-tooth] /ˈhaʊndzˌtuθ/
woven or printed with a pattern of broken or jagged checks:
a hound's-tooth jacket.
Origin of hound's-tooth
1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The real Chloë is notorious for wearing beige and houndstooth and orange, matte lipstick, and sarcastic chunk wedges.

Contemporary definitions for houndstooth

a woven fabric design of continuous broken checks or four-pointed stars; also called four-and-four check

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pattern is reminiscent of the jagged back teeth of a hound's 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin and History for houndstooth

also hound's tooth, as a design pattern, 1936, so called for resemblance.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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