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A county in the extreme north-west of the Republic of Ireland, part of the old province of Ulster; capital, Lifford.
A tweed characterized by bright flecks randomly distributed on a background that is typically light grey, as originally woven in County Donegal.
- ‘He was wearing a pair of dark grey trousers, a Donegal tweed jacket and a red, white and blue striped shirt.’
- ‘Irish fashion designers have always had a soft spot for Donegal tweed.’
- ‘Men's classic suiting is coming out in patterns such as houndstooth, herringbone, glen plaid, tartan, pinstripes and Donegal tweed.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.