bolo tie

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

Definition of bolo 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 Azran was in Dubai -- bolo tie, cowboy hat and all -- participating in the GITEX Technology Week -- one of the few in-person global tech events this year. Bijan Hosseini, CNN, 18 Dec. 2020 Big-armed Washington QB Jacob Eason (taken in the fourth round) will learn behind Rivers and could be the first man up when the veteran decides to hang up his bolo tie. Scott Horner, Indianapolis Star, 5 May 2020 Tikhman wore a simple white suit and matching button-down, adding a bolo tie, cowboy hat and cowboy boots. Hanna Flanagan, PEOPLE.com, 1 Jan. 2020 The beer-swilling rapper’s looks have a uniquely boisterous yeehaw quality: think Nudie suits in every color of the rainbow, complete with floss-thin bolo ties. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 6 Dec. 2019 Ahead of the main presentation, a group of Sandoval students wearing jeans, bolo ties, cowboy hats and boots performed the calabaceado, a dance from Baja, California. Hannah Leone, chicagotribune.com, 3 Dec. 2019 Rodgers, who has been known to rock all denim in the past, completed his look with a bolo tie, while both men added '70s-style mustaches as accessories. Charlotte Carroll, SI.com, 22 Aug. 2019 Gray suit in a reptile-skin print, bolo tie (with his initials), loafers. Wesley Morris, New York Times, 21 June 2019 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, 21 June 2019

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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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“Bolo tie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bolo%20tie. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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bolo tie

noun

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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