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 Malaparte is particularly pained by other people’s poor taste in clothes, and even has an anecdote about being dragged before Mussolini himself and upbraided for gossiping about Il Duce’s neckties. Lidija Haas, Harper's Magazine, "New Books," 27 Apr. 2020 In a statement Kimmel said Philbin came to him in a dream and asked him to do the show with the promise of his own necktie collection. David Blank, CNN, "Here are the celebs who will compete for charity on 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire'," 8 Apr. 2020 Sedgewick tells the story of a small Denver necktie maker called Los Wigwam Weavers. Michael Pollan, The Atlantic, "Capitalism’s Favorite Drug," 6 Apr. 2020 Limbaugh even marketed his own line of silk neckties, under the brand name No Boundaries. Jeff Ostrowski, USA TODAY, "A ‘trendsetter’ in political media, Rush Limbaugh rode polarizing views to immense success," 11 Feb. 2020 Silhouettes featuring ribbon neckties, flattened torsos and widened shoulders were a contemporary nod to the house’s signature 70s style. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Chloe gets chic as VIPs create fashion homage to Lagerfeld," 26 Sep. 2019 Kimmel’s reference was to original host Regis Philbin, who in 2000 put his name on a necktie and shirt collection. Washington Post, "Stars will compete on ABC’s ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’," 8 Jan. 2020 Like many other shows this season, there was a boyish necktie moment, as well as a feathered top, and lots of statement sleeves. Gabrielle Korn,, "Chanel Kicks Off Paris Fashion Week’s Last Day In The Coolest New Pirate Boots," 3 Mar. 2020 Break out those green Adam Smith neckties hanging in the back of your closet. James Pethokoukis, TheWeek, "Trump just ran a two-year trade war experiment. It failed.," 17 Jan. 2020

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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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3 May 2020

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“Necktie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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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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