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 Before Floyd’s funeral in Houston, Crump helped Floyd’s son, Quincy Mason, put on his necktie. Tyler Foggatt, The New Yorker, "Who Is the Floyd Family’s Lawyer?," 15 June 2020 In the scene, both are wearing their cement gray uniform button-downs and navy-and-orange-striped neckties. Eliza Huber,, "How The Costumes In Normal People Came Full Circle," 8 May 2020 Respect Remember how shocked everyone was in June when then-candidate Andrew Yang turned up at the first Democratic debate without a necktie? Los Angeles Times, "Enough with the WFH sweatpants. Dress like the adult you’re getting paid to be," 17 Apr. 2020 Across the cafeteria, a red-faced guy in a necktie chewed in a trance; a garage attendant leafed through a heap of newspapers. Matthew Klam, The New Yorker, "The Liver," 9 Mar. 2020 Spece remembers a workshop on how to tie a necktie -- a simple, almost silly thing but also the kind of life skill Lapinskas didn’t want the men to walk into the world of job interviews lacking. Anchorage Daily News, "‘What we do doesn’t work’: As warden, he tried to radically change the culture of Alaska’s maximum-security prison. It led to his exit.," 5 Mar. 2020 Smith started 1,000 Ties after noticing her son one day watching a YouTube video to learn how to tie a necktie. Melodie Smith, cleveland, "1,000 Ties life-skills program for young men wins Accelerate 2020 civic pitch competition," 28 Feb. 2020 For decades, Petronius has relied on a half dozen Italian women, some with 30 years of experience under their belt, who work from home sewing the label’s pure silk neckties, which retail for $195. Ivan Carvalho, Fortune, "Life in lockdown: How luxury designers in Italy’s fashion heartland are facing coronavirus," 13 Mar. 2020 Investigators said Sporer grabbed Thomas by the necktie and slapped him three times. Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, "Republic Airways employees in romantic relationship seen fighting in video are fired," 9 Oct. 2019

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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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22 Jun 2020

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“Necktie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 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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