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

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Night Two’s notable newbie was California Rep. Eric Swalwell, whose orange necktie and lapel ribbon made for a standout look. Adam Tschorn,, "The 2020 Democratic debates: A pop of red, a naked neck and a sea of navy blue," 28 June 2019 There may be some implications for the necktie industry. CBS News, "CBS News Eye on Trends: The latest from the CBS News Election & Survey Unit," 26 June 2019 Studies have found that neckties worn by doctors can be a source of infection. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Flies in Hospitals Are Full of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria," 26 June 2019 There are the usual neckties and socks or breakfast in bed. Benjamin Naughton, CNN, "5 ways to spend Father's Day and give back at the same time," 14 June 2019 Around midnight in Lausanne, hundreds rallied at the city's cathedral and marched downtown to set wooden pallets on fire, then throwing items like neckties and brassieres onto the inferno. CBS News, "Women in Switzerland go on strike for fairer pay, more equality," 14 June 2019 He was buried in one of his favorite neckties, featuring bulls, bears and stock quotes. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "John Neff Outperformed the Stock Market for Three Decades," 13 June 2019 Bondage From impromptu tools, like neckties à la Christian Grey, to more intense bondage scenarios involving rope, cuffs, or under-the-bed restraints, the thought of being restrained (or restraining someone else) is incredibly hot to many folks. Kate Sloan, Glamour, "25 Sex Fantasies Women Have That Are Totally Normal," 6 Apr. 2019 The restaurant has always required patrons to wear a jacket, and throughout the 60s, the loaner blazers, in a range of sizes, along with neckties, were all from Chipp. Al Castiel Iii, Town & Country, "JFK's Personal Tailor Is Alive and Well in a Midtown Manhattan Office Building," 5 May 2017

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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

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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