bow tie


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

Examples of bow tie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As far as his draft night style, Clingan sported a classy back suit with a bow tie. Joe Arruda, Hartford Courant, 27 June 2024 Much like Picasso’s mysterious gentleman with a bow tie, these enigmatic objects seem to inhabit an alternate reality, one that tells a story from an unexplored chapter of cosmic history. Fabio Pacucci, Scientific American, 27 June 2024 Rinna’s black tuxedo featured a slim-fit silhouette, matching black bow tie and satin lapels. Elizabeth Grace Coyne, WWD, 27 June 2024 Composed mostly in shades of gray and turquoise with pops of poppy red, her illustrations offer a nostalgic nod to a Boston past: Grandfather sports a dapper tux with tails and drives a classic car; Ronan wears suspenders, a beret, and a bow tie. Husna Haq, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for bow tie 

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Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bow tie was in 1890

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Cite this Entry

“Bow tie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

bow tie

: a short necktie tied in a bow
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