tweedy

[twee-dee]
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:
1910–15; tweed + -y1

tweediness, noun
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tweedy (ˈtwiːdɪ)
 
adj , tweedier, tweediest
1.  of, made of, or resembling tweed
2.  showing a fondness for a hearty outdoor life, usually associated with wearers of tweeds
 
'tweediness
 
n

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Example sentences
The caricature of the tweedy idealist has yielded to that of the
  number-obsessed marketer.
He is studious and tweedy and not given to showing his emotions.
At this point our affable, reedy and somewhat tweedy speaker becomes a bit
  nervous.
It seems that every generation needs its public, tweedy, literary personality
  to sell its consumer electronics.
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