bow tie

\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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The arm injury comes less than a week after the 37-year-old singer proudly posed with Ace, decked out in a blue suit and bow tie, for his pre-K graduation. Stephanie Petit,, "Jessica Simpson's Son Ace Broke His Arm — But She 'Cried More Than He Did'," 20 June 2018 But is there any benefit to the actual bow tie you tie yourself from scratch, as opposed to one that is pre-loaded with either an adjustable strap or a clip-on. Ellen Warren,, "Leopard print: Classic or clunker? Check your closet to see where you stand," 25 June 2018 Put a bow tie on it Power’s win at the Indianapolis 500 has the folks at Team Chevy excited up for the Dual in Detroit. George Sipple, Detroit Free Press, "Five things to know about the Detroit Grand Prix," 31 May 2018 The hospital provided glam services for the ladies, and the gentlemen received Ryan Seacrest Distinction bow ties and Dr. Harold Lancer's Polished for Men skincare starter kits courtesy of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation., "Selena Gomez Went To Prom With Some Special Fans," 24 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 Ashley and Van Dusen’s brother wore shorts and black shirts with suspenders and bow ties. Alex Pulaski,, "Say 'I do' and save money? Whoever thought you'd say that in the same sentence? But a cruise means both can happen," 10 June 2018 In less than an hour, Mr. Paul sketched the bunny head in profile, with a jaunty bow tie. Matt Schudel,, "Art Paul, designer of Playboy’s bunny logo, dies at 93," 4 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of bow tie

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bow tie was in 1890

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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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