Definition of Harris tweed in English:

Harris tweed


  • [mass noun] Handwoven tweed made in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland, especially on the island of Lewis and Harris.

    ‘a length of Harris tweed’
    [as modifier] ‘a Harris tweed suit’
    [count noun] ‘a real Harris tweed repels water wonderfully’
    • ‘‘Ach, well,’ he said, ‘there's plenty to see for free,’ and he proceeded to take me on a detour to view a 2,000-year-old battlement, then past a home where, through the open garage door, we could see a man weaving Harris tweed.’
    • ‘Harris and Lewis, for example, are really one long island divided by a range of inhospitable, boulder-strewn mountains, but they produce the world-renowned Harris tweed, still made by hand on looms in islanders' homes.’
    • ‘She added: ‘There will be an area devoted to renowned Scottish merchandise, such as whisky, knitwear, Harris tweed, and food but we will also showcase modern Scottish products.’’
    • ‘In the past we've worked with Harris tweeds and tartans and we're now starting to commission our own checks and tartans, so we've got something really special to work with.’
    • ‘Once seen as the attire of the upper classes and country sports crowd, Harris tweed has been enjoying a renaissance in recent years.’


Harris tweed

/ˌharɪs ˈtwiːd/