neck·​tie ˈnek-ˌtī How to pronounce necktie (audio)
: 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 The actress teamed the top with a black necktie, a black silk maxi-skirt and diamond stud earrings while her blonde hair loosely tied back. Clare Fisher, Peoplemag, 16 Jan. 2024 The star wore black, satin pajama-esque pants, a white satin blouse, and a black, satin necktie topped off with a glistening, floor-length robe. Marci Robin, Allure, 5 Jan. 2024 But for centuries, neckties were one of the few ways men could express themselves sartorially. Naomi Rougeau, Robb Report, 25 Aug. 2023 Ames—a limber fellow who was partial to wide-lapel tweed jackets and unorthodox neckties—had an idea. Siddhartha Mukherjee, The New Yorker, 11 Dec. 2023 Even when his pupils seemed better disposed, their behavior was often disconcerting, with the women sitting naked on the chaste young Englishman’s lap—albeit without any apparent libidinous motives—and affectionately fastening chunks of coral to his necktie. Adam Goodheart, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Sep. 2023 The modern necktie emerged in the eighteen-fifties, with little function beyond fashion. Matthew Hutson, The New Yorker, 10 Nov. 2023 Alexandria Nicole Davis, 31, is charged with capital murder in the death of 30-year-old Johnnie Will Anderson III, who was found decomposing in his Homewood apartment with a necktie and dog leash around his neck. Carol Robinson |, al, 12 Sep. 2023 Goodwood Revival has a genteel dress code: A necktie and jacket, a suit, or a dress is required to enter the paddock. Bob Sorokanich, Robb Report, 17 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of necktie was in 1838

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“Necktie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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neck·​tie -ˌtī How to pronounce necktie (audio)
: a narrow length of cloth worn about the neck and tied in front

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