as·​cot | \ ˈa-skət How to pronounce ascot (audio) , -ˌskät How to pronounce ascot (audio) \

Definition of ascot

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a broad neck scarf that is looped under the chin


geographical name
As·​cot | \ ˈa-skət How to pronounce Ascot (audio) \

Definition of Ascot (Entry 2 of 2)

village in southern England in Berkshire southwest of London

Examples of ascot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The gang included Daphne, the beauty; Velma, the brains; and Fred, the ascot-wearing leader. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "Joe Ruby, TV writer and producer who co-created Scooby-Doo, dies at 87," 31 Aug. 2020 Along the way, Minnick picked up a signature fashion statement, an ascot. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Meet Fred Minnick, the internationally recognized bourbon expert you might not know existed," 31 July 2020 And how else to account for that deepest mystery of the Scoobyverse—Fred’s fondness for his orange ascot? Christopher Orr, The Atlantic, "The Secret of Scooby-Doo’s Enduring Appeal," 19 Apr. 2020 Elsewhere, Gates is preoccupied with the ascot, a species of men’s neckwear that often signifies luxury and leisure. Sharon Mizota, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Theaster Gates, preaching at the altar of consumerism," 14 Oct. 2019 Here are the nimrods in for dead ascot in a chocolate staircase. Andrew R. Chow, Time, "The Best and Worst Moments of the 2019 Emmys," 23 Sep. 2019 And it wasn't limited to his suede gloves, silk ascots and colorful puffer coats. Christopher Wynn, Dallas News, "Derrill Osborn, former Neiman Marcus fashion executive, collector and Dallas style icon, dies at 76," 3 July 2019 Her date was longtime boyfriend Corey Gamble, who wore a matching blue ascot. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kylie Jenner Made Her Mom Kris Go Blonde on the Met Gala Red Carpet," 6 May 2019 Just because the event is called the Royal Ascot doesn't mean attendees have to wear an ascot-style hat. Marci Robin, Allure, "The 30 Best Fascinators and Hats Worn by Camilla Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall," 6 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of ascot


1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ascot


Ascot Heath, racetrack near Ascot, England

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The first known use of ascot was in 1894

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13 Sep 2020

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“Ascot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of ascot

chiefly US : a thin scarf worn by men that is folded into a loop under the chin

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