\ˈnekt \

Definition of necked 

: having a neck especially of a specified kind often used in combination long-necked

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Her persona on-screen was that of a glossy, almost mannequin-like sophisticate, a swan-necked beauty with high cheekbones who yearns, cuckolds and destroys with not so much as a Gallic shrug. Adam Bernstein, Washington Post, "Stéphane Audran, acclaimed French actress of fire and ice, dies at 85," 27 Mar. 2018 Some of the birds featured in the Audubon Photography Awards’ winning images are protected by the Migratory Bird Act—like the black-necked stilts that Gary R. Zahm photographed in California’s Merced National Wildlife Refuge. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Peep the Stunning Winners of the Audubon Society’s Photo Contest," 6 July 2018 But three young red-necked wallabies aren’t quite ready to join their elders. Bradley J. Fikes,, "For the Fourth, bring out the (San Diego Zoo) babies!," 3 July 2018 Robinson was unable to accept the award with his co-star – but Lonsdale made the most of his moment, showing up on stage in a sequin coat by WhoCaresWhyNot, a cream skirt, a high-necked top, glittering face jewels, and bleached blonde hair., "This Is The MTV Movie & TV Awards Speech Everyone Will Be Talking About," 19 June 2018 The taller man took off his suit jacket, revealing a shallow, v-necked T-shirt underneath. Ian Frisch, Longreads, "Anthony Bourdain and the Missing Piece," 9 June 2018 Some cryptozoologists have argued that Nessie is a plesiosaur, a type of long-necked marine reptile that lived during the age of dinosaurs. Michael Greshko, National Geographic, "Loch Ness Monster Hunters to Try DNA Search? Get the Facts.," 23 May 2018 For the evening reception, Meghan changed from her boat-neck Givenchy wedding gown into a bespoke, lily-white Stella McCartney high-necked dress. Katie Hunt, CNN, "Royal Family expresses thanks after Harry and Meghan's radical day," 20 May 2018 So have the increasing popularity of high-necked blouses, square tops that hide curves, culottes and jumpsuits. Rafia Zakaria, The New Republic, "The Feminist Future of Modesty," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of necked

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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: having a neck of a specified kind

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