Definition of checked in US English:

checked

adjective

  • Having a pattern of small squares.

    ‘a checked shirt’
    • ‘I'll be the one in the blue short-sleeved checked shirt.’
    • ‘He wore baggy knee-length pants and a short-sleeved checked shirt.’
    • ‘He was wearing a short-sleeved checked shirt and black trousers.’
    • ‘His hair is dyed different shades of orange and blonde and he's wearing a leather jacket over a shirt like a checked tablecloth.’
    • ‘The 16-year-old, wearing a denim jacket and a checked shirt, spoke only to confirm his name, age and address.’
    • ‘His hulking two-metre frame clad in crumpled checked shirt fills the doorway as he beckons towards his kingdom.’
    • ‘The suspects are described as white, one is in his late teens, 5ft 8in, slim, with short dark hair and has worn a checked shirt.’
    • ‘Why don't I just put the checked shirt on and be done with it?’
    • ‘Born in Billings, Montana, the man with the checked shirt and deep western drawl had his budding penmanship spurred on by the first film he ever saw, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.’
    • ‘Dressed in a pair of red checked trousers and a white satin tie, this charming man took centre stage to lead his very talented band of musicians from one foot tapping number to another.’
    • ‘He was in his mid-20s and wore a checked shirt and dark trousers.’
    • ‘Hit games soon followed for the entrepreneur, who is most at home in jeans and a checked shirt, and whose management mantra was ‘rules are for fools’.’
    • ‘What keeps me looking at the photograph of a guy with a checked shirt pulled over his head?’
    • ‘He wore military fatigues over a black shirt and a black-and-white checked Arab headdress wrapped around his head.’
    • ‘He was wearing plastic sandals, a checked shirt and baggy traditional Kurdish trousers.’
    • ‘I even have a picture of me some years later in a very dodgy checked shirt taken at the Welsh Mountain Zoo.’
    • ‘She pointed at the blond man in the checked shirt.’
    • ‘In addition to checked patterns, stripes are also making waves this season.’
    • ‘And the second faux pas is the proliferation of checked shirts.’
    • ‘He was wearing a white T-shirt, with a checked shirt over it, jeans and trainers.’
    multicoloured, many-coloured, harlequin, varicoloured, particoloured
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Pronunciation

checked

/CHekt//tʃɛkt/