as·​cot ˈa-skət How to pronounce ascot (audio) -ˌskät How to pronounce ascot (audio)
: a broad neck scarf that is looped under the chin

Examples of ascot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Trope slashed that down to just one: ascot for the win! Erik Kain, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 The 332’s Second Lt. Alexander Jefferson (Branden Cook) coordinates an ivory silk ascot with his rich brown A1 and military khakis. Fawnia Soo Hoo, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Jan. 2024 Dapper Dan is set on dressing up the once-casual piece, styling it with fedoras, ascots, and white shirts underneath, always with his collar popped. Kristen Bateman, Vogue, 5 Dec. 2023 In photographs of the time, usually for holidays and other occasions, Dan could be seen sporting an ascot, jaunty suspenders. Martha McPhee, Vogue, 8 Sep. 2023 Critics, meanwhile, pressed claims — never proved — that Mr. Fayed was something of a flimflam man in a bespoke suit and ascot, embellishing his fortune and background. Brian Murphy, Washington Post, 1 Sep. 2023 Put on an ascot and watch them tonight. Lexy Perez, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Jan. 2022 Speaking of romps, Craig sported an especially memorable blue-and-white vertical striped romper with a citrine ascot and sensible sandals in a pool-side scene. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 5 Mar. 2023 The actor's double-breasted waistcoat featured an exaggerated lapel, and Will completed his dapper look with a Martini-fit shirt in white poplin and a classic ascot in black silk satin. Olivia Jakiel,, 27 Mar. 2022

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Word History


Ascot Heath, racetrack near Ascot, England

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ascot was in 1894

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Cite this Entry

“Ascot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


as·​cot ˈas-kət How to pronounce ascot (audio) -ˌkät How to pronounce ascot (audio)
: a broad neck scarf that is looped under the chin

Geographical Definition


geographical name

As·​cot ˈa-skət How to pronounce Ascot (audio)
village in southern England in Berkshire southwest of London

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