: a high loose-fitting turnover collar used especially for sweaters
cowl-necked adjective

Examples of cowl-neck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Drop Scarlett Cowl-Neck Slip Dress The cowl-neck detail on this number gives the traditional slip dress a sultry feel, and the midi length offers just the right amount of coverage. Wendy Vazquez, Southern Living, 24 Nov. 2023 George selected a navy suit for the occasion, while Amal opted for an emerald green cowl-neck slip dress from Dundas. Hanna Lustig, Glamour, 31 Aug. 2023 Also in attendance at the cosmetics soiree was Australian model Shanina Shaik, who stunned in a silk cowl-neck dress split to her hips. Nikki Dobrin, Peoplemag, 20 July 2023 Emrata walked down the streets of New York carrying a shopping bag and wearing a black cowl-neck spaghetti strap halter top with a black silk maxi skirt featuring a multicolor paisley-print design by Réalisation. Briannah Rivera, Seventeen, 15 June 2023 Or a slinky white archival Alexander McQueen cowl-neck slipdress worn with a striped Sergio Hudson coat that mimicked the marquee of New York’s Paris Theater. Tara Gonzalez, Harper's BAZAAR, 27 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cowl-neck was in 1978

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“Cowl-neck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cowl-neck. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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