neck·​wear ˈnek-ˌwer How to pronounce neckwear (audio)
: articles of clothing (such as ties and scarves) worn about the neck

Examples of neckwear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Tie Bar is leaning into the floral trend by partnering with the queen of floral prints, Laura Ashley, on a line of neckwear and accessories. Jean E. Palmieri, WWD, 12 June 2024 And, despite the statement gown, Kardashian went all-out with her neckwear for the Margiela show, pairing the dress with an ornate, high-neck choker speckled with green, white and orange stones. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 28 Jan. 2024 But this year, Jason Segel, Henry Winkler, Jon Cryer, Matthew Macfadyen, Seth Meyers, Brett Goldstein, Kumail Nanjiani, Daniel Radcliffe and even Weird Al arrived in the tuxedo’s traditional neckwear. Washington Post, 16 Jan. 2024 Then there was the matter of Dave Grohl’s neckwear. Lizzy Goodman, New York Times, 24 Dec. 2023 See all Example Sentences for neckwear 

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Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of neckwear was in 1870

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“Neckwear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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neck·​wear -ˌwa(ə)r How to pronounce neckwear (audio)
: articles (as scarves or neckties) for wear around the neck
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