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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Green did not play in the bronze medal game against his Mavs teammate Luka Doncic, where the Boomers took home the neckwear. Dallas News, 19 Nov. 2020 Like fashion at the Kentucky Derby, couples are coordinating their outfits with simple touches like pocket squares, neckwear, and matching the print or colors in a dress, scarf or hat. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 25 Oct. 2022 Composed of cashmere and silk, this is pure luxe neckwear. Gaby Keiderling, Harper's BAZAAR, 17 Oct. 2022 While the tie stands on shaky ground globally, Hill is adamant that neckwear will remain a vital part of the label’s assortment. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 26 Sep. 2022 In that context, traditional neckwear might even be considered… rebellious. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 25 Sep. 2022 The judicial collar was the item with the highest purchase price, and its sale marks the first time any of the late justice's signature neckwear has been available for purchase. CBS News, 17 Sep. 2022 Inside, the shop will be split between a front area where Au will offer ready-to-wear items like sweaters and neckwear, while a clubby back room will be reserved for fittings. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 23 Aug. 2022 Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, chose to wear lace neckwear, a move Ginsburg imitated for a short period before opting for the collars that became a key part of her signature appearance. Chris Morris, Fortune, 1 Sep. 2022 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Neckwear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


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