bow tie

noun
\ ˈbō- \

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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Known for his bow ties and horn-rimmed glasses, Mr. Elden also helped Carl Icahn set up a hedge fund that raised $1.6 billion in 2004. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Richard Elden Used Newspaper Skills to Find Best Bets in Hedge Funds," 13 July 2018 Because every gentleman knows that black tie means black bow tie. 9. Tucker Westbrook, Town & Country, "14 Style Lessons I Learned From JFK," 5 July 2018 In less than an hour, Mr. Paul sketched the bunny head in profile, with a jaunty bow tie. Matt Schudel, BostonGlobe.com, "Art Paul, designer of Playboy’s bunny logo, dies at 93," 4 May 2018 For women that meant tailcoat bodysuits worn with fishnet stockings and and for men that meant tuxedos with cutaway jackets accessorized with floppy bow ties. Adam Tschorn, latimes.com, "It's haute harlequins and ringmaster chic at Moschino's circus-themed Burbank runway show," 13 June 2018 The couple wore matching rainbow suspenders and bow ties. NBC News, "LGBTQ pride parade turnout defies conservative times in Poland," 11 June 2018 The couple wore matching rainbow suspenders and bow ties. Vanessa Gera, The Seattle Times, "Gay pride parade turnout defies conservative times in Poland," 9 June 2018 In less than an hour, Mr. Paul sketched the bunny head in profile, with a jaunty bow tie. Matt Schudel, BostonGlobe.com, "Art Paul, designer of Playboy’s bunny logo, dies at 93," 4 May 2018 In less than an hour, Mr. Paul sketched the bunny head in profile, with a jaunty bow tie. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Art Paul, Playboy magazine art director who created bunny logo, dies at 93," 30 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of bow tie

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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bow tie

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bow tie

: 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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