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 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 Much to the relief of the ascot-wearing folks who can write checks for six-figure convertibles, Lexus worked them all into the 2021 LC500 ragtop. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, 8 Feb. 2021 The doll, who loves his ascot and his dreamhouse, hangs out with the wrong crowd at Sunnyside Daycare. Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, 20 Nov. 2020 The gang included Daphne, the beauty; Velma, the brains; and Fred, the ascot-wearing leader. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, 31 Aug. 2020 Along the way, Minnick picked up a signature fashion statement, an ascot. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 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, 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, 14 Oct. 2019 Here are the nimrods in for dead ascot in a chocolate staircase. Andrew R. Chow, Time, 23 Sep. 2019

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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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“Ascot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of ascot

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

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