mock turtleneck

noun

Definition of mock turtleneck 

1 : a collar that is lower and usually looser than a turtleneck and is not turned over

2 : a garment with a mock turtleneck

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Known for its luxury fashions and knitwear for men, particularly the mock turtlenecks once sported by Steve Jobs, St. Croix has relocated from Somerset Collection to 286 W. Maple Road, in the former J. McLaughlin store. Rene Wisely, Detroit Free Press, "Kybun Joya Shoes, sports collectibles, sushi, whiskey fill downtowns," 9 July 2018 Her dress featured a mock turtleneck, too, with a contrasting zipper that tied in with her kicky footwear. Maria Ward, Vogue, "Bella Hadid Throws It Back to the ’60s for Yolanda’s Birthday," 12 Jan. 2018 Midge’s outfits, full of mock turtlenecks and high-waisted, slim Capri pants, feel kicky and crisp, shiny as a new coin. Rachel Syme, The Cut, "This Show Has the Best Clothes on TV Right Now," 13 Dec. 2017 Back in November 2014, Taylor Swift stepped out of her NYC apartment wearing a mock turtleneck sweater with front cutout detailing. Yasmine Gray, Billboard, "Did Taylor Swift Start the Mock Turtleneck Cutout Trend?," 7 Nov. 2017 Mike Brey notoriously never wears a tie on the sideline and is a big proponent of the mock turtleneck. Jay Boozell, ajc, "Notre Dame basketball: Mike Brey dubs Thursday ‘Rock the Mock’ night," 16 Nov. 2017 The team wore a blue sheer cropped top with a mock turtleneck for the home opener. Tanya Wildt, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions cheerleader costume message: 'We're the all-American woman'," 11 Sep. 2017

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1953, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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mock turtleneck

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mock turtleneck

: a knit shirt or sweater with a high collar that goes all the way around your neck and that is not folded down

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