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

Definition of cravat

1 : a band or scarf worn around the neck

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "The Story Behind Hamish Bowles’s Maison Margiela Artisanal by John Galliano Met Gala Look," 8 May 2019 The classic military triangular bandage, or cravat, is made of muslin cotton. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "The Survival Gear You Want When Things Go Wrong in the Backcountry," 20 Feb. 2020 Will members of the president’s base start wearing longer and longer ties, until the cravats dangle between their knees? Washington Post, "The tie that binds: I’m paying more attention these days to the length of my necktie," 9 Feb. 2020 RuPaul accepted the award in a silky pink double breasted suit and a fierce black cravat., "Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/Invision/AP," 22 Sep. 2019 Bow ties, regular ties or cravats are all acceptable. Hannah Sampson, Houston Chronicle, "The demise of formal nights on cruises: How dress codes are tearing passengers apart," 20 Dec. 2019 Clad in black tails and a cravat, Felder begins with a rendition of a simple polonaise — a traditional form of Polish dance music — that Chopin wrote at age 7. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Hershey Felder brings Chopin vividly to life in reprise of solo show about composer’s life and work," 16 Sep. 2019 Spaghetti-thin shoelaces, sturdy hawsers, silk cravats — all are routinely tied in knots. Quanta Magazine, "Could Knots Unravel Mysteries of Fluid Flow?," 9 Dec. 2013 Tie One On Bank on a cravat as your new favorite accessory; wear it in black on white, à la the late Karl Lagerfeld. Vogue, "12 Styling Tips to Try Now—Inspired by Fall Street Style," 28 Mar. 2019

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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 26 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cravat

: a short, wide piece of cloth that is worn around the neck by men with its ends tucked inside the collar of a shirt or sweater


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