Windsor knot


: a symmetrical necktie knot that is wider than the usual four-in-hand knot

Examples of Windsor knot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also unlike his great-uncle, who popularized suede dress shoes, introduced the backless tuxedo vest and the fist-sized Windsor knot for neckties, Charles is content to stick to the basics. Guy Trebay, New York Times, 7 Dec. 2022 Next door, a grad student pored over the instructions for tying a half Windsor knot online — preparing for an interview over Zoom, yes, but no less anxious for it. Jacob Brogan, Washington Post, 14 Mar. 2022 Other styles include the bow tie, the bolo tie, and the Windsor knot. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 21 Dec. 2021 The brand may be best known for outfitting masters of the universe in quintessential power suits, but Stumpfl is keenly aware that, today, power isn’t defined by a roped shoulder and a Windsor knot. Kareem Rashed, Robb Report, 11 Sep. 2021 Fashion-forward dressers usually wear the triangular, more symmetrical, half-Windsor knot (not the full-Windsor, which is too large and bulky for today). Lois Fenton, Arkansas Online, 18 Apr. 2021 Strangio was wearing a blue plaid tie in a Windsor knot with a white shirt and a gray suit, the sides of his head freshly barbered and the hair on the top gelled solid. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, 12 Oct. 2020 See More

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Word History


probably after Edward, Duke of Windsor

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Windsor knot was in 1947

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“Windsor knot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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