February 26, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
plaid /ˈplæd/ noun
plaid
/ˈplæd/
noun

plural plaids

A family dressed in plaid
A family dressed in plaid
Learner's definition of PLAID

1 [noncount] : a pattern on cloth of stripes with different widths that cross each other to form squares — often used before another noun

  • a plaid pattern

  • a plaid shirt

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2 plaids [plural] US : clothes with plaid patterns

  • She likes to wear plaids.

3 [count] : a woolen cloth with a plaid pattern that is worn over the shoulder as part of the Scottish national costume

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