bolo tie

bo·​lo tie | \ ˈbō-lō- How to pronounce bolo tie (audio) \
variants: or bola tie \ ˈbō-​lə-​ How to pronounce bola tie (audio) \

Definition of bolo tie

: a cord fastened around the neck with an ornamental clasp and worn as a necktie

called also bolo

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Alexander-Walker’s choice of attire featured a grey snake skin fabric, the look was rounded out with a western-themed bolo tie. Jeff Bailey, The Denver Post, "Denver Sports Omelette: Best and worst fashion statements from the NBA draft," 21 June 2019 The account features women wearing bolo ties, Western belts, printed suiting, red-and-blue-sequined cowboy hats, and cow-print vests set against artistic sets. Sara Radin, Teen Vogue, "@DykeDigital Is the Instagram Account Producing High-Fashion Content for Lesbians," 14 June 2019 But when paired with a bolo tie and vintage jewelry the look is less Emily Dickinson and more chic cowboy. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "This New Brand Has Mastered Western Style," 13 July 2018 He is decked out in his Nevada best — tan cowboy hat, black leather boots and vest, a silver bolo tie in the angular shape of the state of Nevada. Leah Sottile, Longreads, "Bundyville Chapter Four: The Gospel of Bundy," 18 May 2018 That includes his bolo ties, which he's known for wearing across the state. Erica Martinson, Anchorage Daily News, "‘Why quit?’ Alaska Rep. Don Young, 84 and proud of his accomplishments, says he has the energy for a 24th term," 7 June 2018 These days, Ketchum is also known for its fashionable boutique stores sporting designer threads and sheepskin coats, and art galleries that showcase everything from western bolo ties to modern works by Picasso and Matisse. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian, "The 20 Best Small Towns To Visit in 2018," 5 June 2018 Feel like putting on a bolo tie instead of a bow tie at your best friend's wedding? Will Welch, GQ, "A$AP Nast and Ganna Bogdan Show You How To Navigate the No-Rules Era of American Style," 6 Mar. 2018 Fraser is in costume—long white trench coat, white shirt, white suit, white Stetson, bolo tie—long legs stretched out, studying his lines. Zach Baron, GQ, "What Ever Happened To Brendan Fraser?," 22 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of bolo tie

1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bolo tie

probably from bola

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English Language Learners Definition of bolo tie

US : a string that is worn around the neck and is held in place by a decorative piece in the front

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