bib necklace

noun

: a necklace with a broad front section that covers part of the chest
… immense bib necklaces encrusted with precious stones. Carolyn Purden, Toronto Star, 27 Feb. 1988
This dramatic piece of jewelry consisted of multi-strands of pearls overlaying a bib necklace of rhinestones. Mary Tomer, Mrs. O: The Face of Fashion Democracy, 2009
MARNI is known for its inventive, statement-making jewelry, and this silk hand-embroidered bib necklace with beading … is no exception. Chelsea Zalopany, New York Times, 28 Nov. 2010

Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bib necklace was in 1892

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“Bib necklace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bib%20necklace. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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