tweedy
adjective (tweedier; -est) Date: 1912 1. of or resembling tweed <
a tweedy wool blend
>
2. a. given to wearing tweeds b. informal or suggestive of the outdoors in taste or habits <
a tweedy, clubby world of horse shows and parties
>
c. academic, scholarly <
tweedy authors
>
tweediness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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