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A woollen fabric with a pattern of coloured checks and intersecting lines, resembling a tartan:‘a tattersall shirt’‘watch for a return to tattersall checks’
- ‘And what you would have formerly thought of as sporty - tattersalls, gingham checks, and subtle plaids - now come in dressed-up versions.’
- ‘We think that will continue, but the new additions will be stripes and tattersalls.’
- ‘The men's style tailored suits were fantastic, an excellent example being his taupe - stone silk tattersall double breasted pantsuit paired with a matching Balmacaan coat.’
- ‘Same thing, wore those tattersall shirts and, you know, corduroy pants.’
- ‘A subtle palette of brown and white accented with deep blue is the common thread that runs throughout the house - in dark wood furniture and tactile fabrics, such as mohair, linen, tattersall, and challis.’
Late 19th century: named after Tattersalls, by association with the traditional design of horse blankets.
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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.