neck·​tie | \ ˈnek-ˌtī How to pronounce necktie (audio) \

Definition of necktie

: a narrow length of material worn about the neck and tied in front especially : four-in-hand

Examples of necktie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In February, he was ordered to leave after refusing to wear a necktie. Rob Picheta, CNN, 12 May 2021 Paul Flores, who was wearing a blue suit jacket, white shirt and necktie, is being held without bail. Brian Melley, Star Tribune, 15 Apr. 2021 Then, Wilson donned the necktie himself and folded it, then draped it over the sophomore’s neck and adjusted it. oregonlive, 20 Apr. 2021 As to your question about current shirt collar and necktie accessories, these elements vary with fashion's swing of the pendulum. Lois Fenton, Arkansas Online, 18 Apr. 2021 When a fine $800 suit may possibly go unnoticed, a really handsome necktie will not. Lois Fenton, Arkansas Online, 28 Mar. 2021 The rest of the dialogue is voiced too, including the inanimate objects that speak, such as Harry’s necktie. Washington Post, 19 Mar. 2021 The necktie, which has its origins in the 17th-century cravat once worn as military garb, appears to be falling out of fashion in many parts of the world. Natasha Frost,, 10 Feb. 2021 His uniform was half untucked and missing buttons, and his necktie was ripped and crooked. Luke Mogelson, The New Yorker, 15 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of necktie

1838, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of necktie was in 1838

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11 Jun 2021

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“Necktie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of necktie

US : a long piece of cloth that is worn by men around the neck and under a collar and that is tied in front with a knot at the top


neck·​tie | \ ˈnek-ˌtī How to pronounce necktie (audio) \

Kids Definition of necktie

: a narrow length of material worn under the collar and tied in front

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