cra·​vat | \ krə-ˈvat How to pronounce cravat (audio) \

Definition of cravat

1 : a band or scarf worn around the neck
2 : necktie

Examples of cravat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Anthony Bridgerton hoisting himself out of a lake, white shirt clinging to his body like Saran Wrap, removing his cravat as a stripper would a pair of tear-away pants. Jenny Singer, Glamour, 30 Mar. 2022 The bear in question is the mural known informally as the Asbury Bear, a fuzzy, scruffy mascot with big koala ears, a body green as a rainforest, and a worldly cravat of dark red fur. Nick Rallo, Dallas News, 14 Sep. 2021 Standing nearby was Ross Hetrick, dressed as Thaddeus Stevens in a black frock coat, cravat and ill-fitting wig. Washington Post, 10 June 2021 Aarons, who died on May 30, 2006, is better known for donning a cravat and linen jacket than military fatigues. Lesley M.m. Blume, Town & Country, 28 May 2021 The necktie, which has its origins in the 17th-century cravat once worn as military garb, appears to be falling out of fashion in many parts of the world. Natasha Frost,, 10 Feb. 2021 At the Collar For a dressier affair, consider a modern day cravat. Marykate Boylan, Town & Country, 19 Jan. 2021 Meanwhile, John’s studio sourced a cravat jacquard in mauve from Charvet, the storied Parisian men’s outfitter, and a selection of textiles in shades of grape and wisteria. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, 8 May 2019 The classic military triangular bandage, or cravat, is made of muslin cotton. The Editors, Outdoor Life, 20 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of cravat

circa 1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cravat

French cravate, from Crabate, Cravate Croatian

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“Cravat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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