crew neck


Definition of crew neck

1 : a round collarless neckline
2 usually crewneck \ ˈkrü-​ˌnek How to pronounce crewneck (audio) \ : a sweater with a crew neck

Examples of crew neck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Halfway through the film, Evans strides into the family’s Gothic manse in a crew neck the color of full-fat eggnog and woven in the traditional Aran Islands style. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, "The Curious Case of Chris Evans’s Sweater," 18 Dec. 2019 Their red, knee-length skirts sewn with rainbow ribbons stood out amid the dry-fit crew necks and tights other competitors wore. Travis Deshong, Washington Post, "‘Our existences are political’: What it means that a gay, indigenous couple won Canada’s ‘Amazing Race’," 19 Sep. 2019 One style, called Found Out, extends upward into a crew neck and downward with a wide but unobtrusive stabilizing band. Linda Dyett, New York Times, "The Bralette Is Back. This Time Blouses Are Optional.," 31 July 2019 This is why women’s soccer jerseys are looser and longer on the upper arm, with a lower crew neck that can fit over a ponytail. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "How “soccer girl” became the indisputably coolest look," 14 June 2019 Then, six women, all with varying bust sizes, tried on the same bra style from each brand under a soft, flattering, and not totally sheer Banana Republic crew neck tee ($20). Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "The Best White T-shirt Bras, According to 6 Women," 10 June 2019 Naadam’s Prince Street store may just be the ultimate expression of this new KonMari consumerism: The entire shop carries a single item, a $75 unisex cashmere crew neck sweater in a variety of colors, from camel to cement. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Who Needs Gender? Why Men and Women Are Dressing Identically," 21 Feb. 2019 Having to leave your cool NYC media job and return to your New Jersey hometown to wear pastel crew neck sweaters is truly any adult woman's worst nightmare. Marie Claire, "Feminist Writers Re-Write the Endings to 3 Classic Rom-Coms," 15 Feb. 2019 That’s not to say all crew necks are created equal. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "The War Over T-Shirt Necklines: V vs. Crew," 22 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of crew neck

1939, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for crew neck

from the sweaters with this neckline worn by oarsmen

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The first known use of crew neck was in 1939

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22 Dec 2019

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“Crew neck.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of crew neck

: a plain, round neck on a T-shirt, sweater, etc.
: a sweater with a crew neck

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