Definition of cravat
1 : a band or scarf worn around the neck
2 : necktie
Recent Examples of cravat from the Web
In their defense, the pace of change must be dizzying for those stuck in the era of knee-length trousers, ruffled cravats and tweed jackets.
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Origin and Etymology of cravat
French cravate, from Crabate, Cravate Croatian
First Known Use: circa 1656See Words from the same year
CRAVAT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cravat for English Language Learners
: 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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