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clockwise from top left: Malcolm, Gordon Dress, and Stewart Dress plaid patterns
a. Cloth, often made of wool, with a tartan or checked pattern.
b. A pattern of this kind.
2. A rectangular woolen scarf of a tartan pattern worn over the left shoulder by Scottish Highlanders.
[Probably Scots plaid, plyd, past participle of ply, to fold, from Middle English plien; see ply1.]
plaid, plaid′ed adj.
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a long piece of cloth of a tartan pattern, worn over the shoulder as part of Highland costume
a. a crisscross weave or cloth
b. (as modifier): a plaid scarf.
[C16: from Scottish Gaelic plaide, of obscure origin]
1. any fabric woven of differently colored yarns in a cross-barred pattern.
2. a pattern of this kind.
3. a long, rectangular piece of cloth, usu. with such a pattern and worn across the left shoulder by Scottish Highlanders.adj.
4. having the pattern of a plaid.Compare tartan.
[1505–15; < Scottish Gaelic plaide blanket, plaid (definition 3)]
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