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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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 Barron Trump saw a very long necktie on a heap of expired deli meat in a dumpster. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Women Are Never Allowed to Mess Up," 9 June 2017 Creepier even than Teddy Ruxpin of yore, Trumpy Bear has a jarring flaxen-blonde combover and eyebrows to match, and is naked except for shirt collars, cuffs and a MAGA-red necktie. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "How Can the Trump-ified Teddy, Trumpy Bear, Be Real?," 12 Nov. 2018 Use a cotton t-shirt as a blindfold and a necktie or pair of stockings to make handcuffs. Gigi Engle, SELF, "5 Ways to Ease Your Partner Into Trying Bondage and Kink," 28 Sep. 2018 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

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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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