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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Their most powerful cudgel was Thompson’s catty barroom raconteur Buddy Cole, a trash-talking one-man pride revolution in an ascot. New York Times, 24 May 2022 Go ahead, get fancy — a string of pearls or a jaunty ascot are perfectly appropriate for tea. Pamela Wright,, 17 May 2022 He was known for his impressive wardrobe, an ever-changing, ever-fashionable line of suits, blazers, bow ties, vests and the occasional ascot. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 7 Feb. 2022 For film lovers, Peter Bogdanovich was always a welcome sight, with his ubiquitous glasses and ever-present ascot. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 7 Jan. 2022 Peter Bogdanovich, the ascot-wearing cinephile and director of 1970s black-and-white classics like The Last Picture Show and Paper Moon, has died. Time, 6 Jan. 2022 Whereas Bruce looks like a sitcom husband who left his wife for an ascot. Darren Franich,, 5 Jan. 2022 There was a wide angle that captured my ascot, my brooch, and my very handsome face quite well. Brian Moylan, Vulture, 6 Dec. 2021 Also from the ’50s, Dallas rockabilly singer Ronnie Dawson sports an ascot and impossibly tight hair in a glamour shot. Jeremy Hallock, Dallas News, 6 Apr. 2021 See More

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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 30 Nov. 2022.

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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