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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Scottish English
Origin: tweel 'twill'; influenced by Tweed river in Scotland

tweed

noun
     
Related topics: Clothes, Material, Textiles
tweed [uncountable]
1DCCTIM rough woollen cloth woven from threads of different colours, used mostly to make jackets, suits, and coats:
a thick tweed suit
2

tweeds

[plural]DCC a suit of clothes made from this type of cloth:
He wore casual country tweeds.

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