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cravat

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noun cra·vat \krə-ˈvat\

Simple Definition of cravat

  • : a short, wide piece of cloth that is worn around the neck by men with its ends tucked inside the collar of a shirt or sweater

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cravat

  1. 1 :  a band or scarf worn around the neck

  2. 2 :  necktie

Origin and Etymology of cravat

French cravate, from Crabate, Cravate Croatian


First Known Use: circa 1656


CRAVAT Defined for Kids

cravat

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noun cra·vat \krə-ˈvat\

Definition of cravat for Students

  1. :  necktie




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