bow tie

noun
\ ˈbō- How to pronounce bow tie (audio) \

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 The groom donned a classic black tuxedo and a dark green bow tie. Jenny Block, New York Times, "First a Trial Run, Then the Real Thing," 24 Dec. 2020 In the lead image, Jacobs wears bespoke Huntsman tuxedo, shirt and bow tie; Harry Winston earring; David Webb brooch and cuff links; Andrew Grima watch; and Cartier bracelet and rings. Lynn Yaeger, Town & Country, "Marc Jacobs in Conversation About Jewelry, the Diamond District, and Other Uncut Gems," 30 Nov. 2020 Lace your baby in their first faux long sleeve outfit with a decorative bow tie that will bring this look together. Erika Hardison, USA TODAY, "20 of the most adorable holiday outfits for kids," 20 Oct. 2020 Dressed in his signature bow tie, the 64-year-old mechanical engineer spoke to USA TODAY about his memories of the series, his thoughts on the coronavirus pandemic and why he's embraced TikTok to connect with the next generation. Jenna Ryu, USA TODAY, "'I was ticked off': Bill Nye talks viral TikTok, reflects on 'Science Guy' success," 1 Oct. 2020 The image of Uncle Ben, an older, smiling Black man wearing a bow tie, has long drawn criticism for perpetuating a stereotype of Black subservience. Marie Fazio New York Times, Star Tribune, "Cream of Wheat latest brand to shed Black character image," 27 Sep. 2020 Since the 1940s, the rice boxes have featured a white-haired Black man, sometimes with a bow tie, an image critics say evokes servitude. Alexandra Olson, chicagotribune.com, "Mars drops Uncle Ben’s, reveals new name for rice brand," 24 Sep. 2020 Noah, wearing a bow tie,joined them, his hands hidden behind his back. Karina Bland, The Arizona Republic, "The first scavenger hunt ended in marriage. Would the second one end the same way?," 14 Oct. 2020 Since the 1940s, the rice boxes have featured a white-haired Black man, sometimes with a bow tie, an image critics say evokes servitude. Alexandra Olson, chicagotribune.com, "Mars drops Uncle Ben’s, reveals new name for rice brand," 24 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of bow tie

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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6 Jan 2021

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“Bow tie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bow%20tie. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for bow tie

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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