neckerchief

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

Definition of neckerchief 

: a kerchief for the neck

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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 Intermediate The neckerchief—worn at one time or another by everyone from Cary Grant to Zayn Malik—keeps the sun off your neck and sops up sweat in a pinch. Esquire Editors, Esquire, "A Scarf (Yes, a Scarf) Is Your Easy Summer Style Upgrade," 19 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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necked

Necker

neckercher

neckerchief

neck handkerchief

neckhole

necking

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neckerchief

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English Language Learners Definition of neckerchief

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

neckerchief

noun
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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