Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sweater set comprised of a cardigan and a shell that match and are worn together.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A combination of a cardigan and a jumper, usually knitted in wool or cashmere.

Etymologies

twin + set (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The image was thrown up of someone in a twinset and pearls, laying her knitting in her lap, aghast at the immorality of it all.

    Why Ed reminds women of every bad ex-boyfriend

  • Twin shenanigans make for good entertainment, but what are you going to do -- hire the increasingly puffy Jeremy and Jason London every time you need a twinset?

    Need more double vision?

  • She was wearing a similar twinset to the one I had seen her in the day before, but in a slightly different color.

    The Legacy

  • Another solution to office dressing is the twinset.

    The Shopping Diet

  • I'm not tempted to lounge about with coffee because I just don't want to do that in a wool skirt, twinset, and pearls.

    Two Things For the Homemaker

  • One one year I received a lovely night twinset and nightgown, all in beautiful liberty lorne (excuse spelling) that she'd made (mum was a fantastic home seemstress) another year i received a kimono, these home made gifts were among the most treasured I ever received.

    Dreaming of a Cheap Christmas

  • I took myself out to the shops and spent the lot—a gold necklace for me, and for my mother a wee pink twinset.

    The Woman I Was Born to Be

  • One is that I can't help but imagine Robert Smith in twinset and pearls, very Monty Python, but not at all as intended by the writer.

    No more kinky addressing, please

  • Brad Pitt apparently went ballistic in France on two camouflaged paps who scaled the walls of his chateau trying to snap a pic of his new -- and no doubt gorgeous -- twinset.

    Joe Dolce: Another Weekend, Another Celebrity Skirmish with Paparazzi

  • A middle-aged woman in a cashmere twinset might seem conservative, but that's a more respectable sartorial decision than wearing low-riding jeans and flashing a thong and artificial tan in a misguided attempt to approximate youth.

    Recession Dressing

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