neck·​er·​chief | \ ˈne-kər-chəf, -(ˌ)chif, -ˌchēf\
plural neckerchiefs also neckerchieves\ see  handkerchief pl \

Definition of neckerchief

: a kerchief for the neck

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And while Jagger accessorized with a natty neckerchief, leave it to Styles to upgrade the look with paparazzi-proof shades. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Harry Styles Moves (and Dresses) Like Jagger at the Airport," 9 Oct. 2018 Loos wore a red neckerchief and a leather vest over a button-down shirt tucked into jeans that fit snugly over riding boots. Jennifer Percy, New York Times, "Fear of the Federal Government in the Ranchlands of Oregon," 18 Jan. 2018 Crushed velvet upholstery prints in deep hues of golden, purple and red were cut into wild mid-length coats worn over a silken print shirt and a neckerchief. Colleen Barry, The Seattle Times, "Versace goes punk wild with homey looks," 13 Jan. 2018 Like off-white track pants and your grandma's neckerchief. Megan Gustashaw, GQ, "The 10 Best-Dressed Men of the Week," 11 Dec. 2017 The very fitted tuxedo blazer vibe; the neckerchief, the super tight scarf around the neck is killer. Rebecca Milzoff, Billboard, "Chromeo's Dave 1 on Tom Petty's Overlooked Style: 'He's a Less Is More Kinda Guy'," 5 Oct. 2017 Ian Gronosky, a photographer who lives south of Melbourne Beach, snapped images that afternoon of a limbless female mannequin wearing a gray vest and red neckerchief at the ship's wheel. Rick Neale, USA TODAY, "'Ghost ship' may get pulled back out to sea, towed through Port Canaveral," 28 Sep. 2017 The strapless dress was nipped in the waist to accentuate Kardashian West’s hourglass physique, while a coordinating neckerchief was used to amp up the drama. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Kim Kardashian West Channels a Silver Jessica Rabbit in Versace," 9 Sep. 2017 Trump's appearance before an enthusiastic crowd of neckerchief-clad, saluting Scouts at a 14,000-acre compound was a distinct break from 80 years of presidential speeches to the nation's Scouts. Author: Alan Blinder, Mitch Smith, Alaska Dispatch News, "Boy Scouts, in spotlight after Trump speech, say they are ‘wholly nonpartisan’," 25 July 2017

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First Known Use of neckerchief

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neckerchief

Middle English nekkerchef, from nekke + kerchef kerchief

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English Language Learners Definition of neckerchief

: a square piece of cloth that is worn folded around your neck


neck·​er·​chief | \ ˈne-kər-chəf \
plural neckerchiefs\ -​chifs, -​ˌchēvz \

Kids Definition of neckerchief

: a square of cloth worn folded around the neck like a scarf

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