crew neck


Definition of crew neck

1 : a round collarless neckline
2 usually crewneck \ ˈkrü-​ˌnek \ : a sweater with a crew neck

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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 See Balenciaga’s oversize, pre-distressed turtleneck version or Junya Watanabe’s crew neck (far right) embellished with a reflective stripe that would make more sense on a construction site than in Kintyre. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Why Paul McCartney Was a Fair Isle Sweater Fan (And You Should Be, Too)," 5 Dec. 2018 While the crew neck symbolizes conformity and inertia, the V-neck, with its rakish dip, is all about independence. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "The War Over T-Shirt Necklines: V vs. Crew," 22 Aug. 2018 In a league full of flashy stars, Anthony has stuck with his cool and straight-forward style, highlighted by his affinity for slim-fit suits, hats and crew neck sweaters. Jamie Lisanti,, "Fashionable 50," 10 July 2018 Paris’s Acne Studios makes a circular-swirl navy or turquoise swimsuit; California’s Elder Statesman offers high-end, cashmere takes on tie-dye sweaters; more affordably, Champion and Mollusk’s crew necks are restricted to single-shade splotches. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Over Gingham Shirts? This Summer, Try Tie-Dye. Seriously.," 15 May 2018 The navy blue, crew neck dress by English fashion designer Stella McCartney. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Wears a Cape for the Queen's Birthday," 21 Apr. 2018 The clip opens with Bay in a sparkling crew neck sweater and his band playing on an Ed Sullivan Show type of broadcast playing in the living room of a quiet suburban home. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "James Bay Almost Takes a Trip to Outer Space in 'Pink Lemonade' Video: Watch," 26 Mar. 2018 Meghan paired the skirt with cream crew neck sweater from Victoria Beckham. Erin Hill,, "The Royal 'Swish!' Meghan Markle's Skirt Gives Her the Perfect Princess Entrance," 23 Mar. 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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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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