neck·tie | \ˈnek-ˌtī \

Definition of necktie 

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

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The mayor’s proposal comes as the necktie’s presence in corporate America is waning. Bradford Betz, Fox News, "Neckties may be next to face a ban in California, if mayor's proposal gains traction," 13 July 2018 The amount of cerebral blood flow was a statistically significant decrease of 7.5 percent for those wearing neckties than those who did not. Deasia Paige, Detroit Free Press, "Study: Your necktie could be reducing blood flow to your brain," 9 July 2018 While jackets and neckties may have been requisite elements of a newsman’s uniform in the 1960s, dress codes in the profession lapsed a lot in the intervening years. New York Times, "Tom Wolfe’s Other Legacy," 15 May 2018 That's what Abe, who has worked hard to ingratiate himself with Trump, did on Tuesday after arriving at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort and being greeted by the U.S. president in an identical blue-and-white striped necktie. David Nakamura, Washington Post, "Trump, Japan’s Abe work on strengthening ties — but also change them after awkward coincidence," 18 Apr. 2018 This isn’t the first time neckties have gotten a bad rap. Laura Newberry,, "Citing health study, Lancaster mayor wants to ban workplace necktie requirements for city employees," 12 July 2018 New research from Germany’s University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein suggests wearing neckties may lower blood flow to the brain and ultimately inhibit creativity and analytical thinking. Fiza Pirani, ajc, "Men’s ties may reduce blood flow to the brain and limit work performance, study suggests," 10 July 2018 One group underwent MRIs while wearing neckties tied to the point of slight discomfort, the other group didn't wear ties during their MRIs. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "Hate wearing a tie to work? Study shows peril of 'socially desirable strangulation'," 9 July 2018 The jacket is among possessions from McLaughlin’s estate that will be sold Thursday at Quinn’s Auction Galleries in Falls Church, Va. There are polo shirts, neckties and hats, along with 54 suits and jackets. John Kelly, Washington Post, "Issue One: Would you wear a suit that once belonged to John McLaughlin?," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of necktie

1838, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of necktie

: 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 \

Kids Definition of necktie

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

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