bolo tie


bo·​lo tie ˈbō-lō- How to pronounce bolo tie (audio)
variants or bola tie
: a cord fastened around the neck with an ornamental clasp and worn as a necktie

called also bolo

Examples of bolo tie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What’s also interesting is how bolo ties are now crossing over into the fine-jewelry world—sometimes even covered in diamonds. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 28 Feb. 2024 Wearing a brown blazer, white shirt, a bolo tie and jeans, the rapper and singer fingerpicked an acoustic guitar for a sincere rendition of the standard. William Earl, Variety, 11 Feb. 2024 The bolo tie added a classic touch to his modern attire. USA TODAY, 20 June 2023 In the final scene of the season, Dwight wears perhaps his gaudiest accessory of all: an enormous Western-style bolo tie shaped like a horseshoe with a massive stone in the center. Matthew Chernov, Variety, 6 June 2023 Hodges wore her trademark bell bottoms and broad-brimmed hat, while Hodges was also suitably attired in a bolo tie and cowboy hat. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 14 May 2023 Photograph by Mary Kang Tying it all together As a nod to a defining event in Lubbock’s history, Walter included custom bolo ties in the waitstaff uniform. Sam Stone, Bon Appétit, 14 July 2023 To complete their looks, Jenner wore a white tank top and tan, furry mini skirt while her new flame wore black trousers, a white button-up, a leather jacket and a bolo tie. Tracey Harrington McCoy, Peoplemag, 6 June 2023 She had been strangled with a bolo tie, police said. Lauren Mascarenhas, CNN, 31 May 2023

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Word History


probably from bola

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bolo tie was in 1954

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“Bolo tie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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