bow tie

noun \ ˈbō- \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of bow tie

1 :a short necktie tied in a bowknot
2 :something (such as pasta) resembling a bow tie in shape

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First Known Use of bow tie

1890


BOW TIE Defined for English Language Learners

bow tie

noun

Definition of bow tie for English Language Learners

  • : a narrow length of cloth that is worn by men around the neck and tied into a bow at the throat


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