Plaid

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British pronunciation/plˈe‍ɪd/
American pronunciation/ˈpɫæd/
Plaid
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a cloth with a pattern marked by intersecting straight lines or paths

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What is "plaid"?

Plaid is a pattern that consists of vertical and horizontal stripes of different colors, creating a criss-cross design. It is usually associated with Scottish culture, as it is a traditional pattern of Scottish kilts. Plaid patterns can vary in size and complexity and are often associated with a rustic or casual look. The term "plaid" can also be used to describe a type of fabric that features this distinctive pattern. Plaid fabric can be made from various materials, including wool, cotton, and synthetic fibers, and is commonly used for clothing such as skirts, shirts, and jackets.

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a long piece of cloth traditionally worn over the shoulder as part of Scottish Highland dress

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What is a "plaid"?

A plaid is a long piece of cloth, traditionally made of wool, that is wrapped around the body and worn over the shoulder or as a kilt. It typically features a colorful pattern of horizontal and vertical stripes, often in shades of green, blue, red, and yellow. The use of plaid dates back to the 16th century and different patterns were associated with specific Scottish clans. Today, plaid is still a popular fashion choice for both men and women and is often used in a variety of garments, including shirts, dresses, and skirts.

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Members of the Scottish society donned rainbow-colored plaid regalia for their annual Highland games festival.
The tailor carefully checked the woolen suit for a subtle plaid pattern.
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