bow tie

noun
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Definition of bow tie

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

Examples of bow tie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Throughout those classes, every student paid attention to Mr. Johnson, clad in a bow tie, corduroy pants and a cardigan sweater. Michelle Matthews | Mmatthews@al.com, al, "Alabama’s Science Teacher of the Year puts the ‘cool’ in school," 3 Dec. 2019 Nearby, Elaina Perez, a pharmacy technician from San Jose, was training her smartphone camera on her Minnie Witch Shake — a mint chocolate shake with a candy bow tie and Oreo cookie ears. Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times, "Sangria blood bags: Theme parks use Halloween to take #foodporn a step further," 16 Oct. 2019 To complement his wife, Prince William chose an understated tuxedo that hit all the right notes: a crisp white shirt, just-right bow tie, and a classic pair of black oxfords. Vogue, "Kate Middleton and Prince William Do Date Night Style—The Royal Way," 18 Nov. 2019 Inside, Aris wore a dark suit and a bright green bow tie. Washington Post, "A troubled teen hoped to start over at college. Instead he died ‘in the drunk tank.’," 4 Nov. 2019 Wycke, in contrast, wears a purple shirt, a bow tie, neon high-tops and orange plaid pants. Nara Schoenberg, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago’s witches: A craving for magic and meaning drives millennials to spells, potions and rituals," 24 Oct. 2019 Wearing a black tuxedo jacket and bow tie, George received a mixed reaction when introduced in the playoff-like atmosphere at Staples Center, where the Clippers were the home team for the first of four meetings in the arena the teams share. BostonGlobe.com, "LOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard began a new chapter with the Los Angeles Clippers, scoring 30 points to go with a strong bench effort in a 112-102 victory over LeBron James and the Lakers on Tuesday night in the teams’ season opener.," 23 Oct. 2019 Injured Clippers star Paul George arrived at Staples Center on Tuesday wearing a tuxedo jacket and bow tie. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, "Clippers beat Lakers in star-studded opener decided by bench," 22 Oct. 2019 An actor wearing his signature cap, bow tie, and suspenders will be. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "Blippi's National Tour Won't Include the Guy Who Plays Blippi, and Parents Are Pissed," 10 Oct. 2019

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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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21 Dec 2019

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“Bow tie.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bow%20tie. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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bow tie

noun
How to pronounce bow tie (audio)

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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