neck·​wear | \ ˈnek-ˌwer How to pronounce neckwear (audio) \

Definition of neckwear

: articles of clothing (such as ties and scarves) worn about the neck

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This one was not selling baggy nineties-style skatewear or narrow seventies-style men’s neckwear but, rather, a pricklier sort of merchandise: cactuses. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, "What Is It with Millennials and Cactuses?," 24 June 2019 For as long as she's been on the Supreme Court, she's jazzed up her black robes with some truly dazzling neckwear. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Collars Decoded: What Each Neckpiece Means," 30 Nov. 2018 But by the time Father’s Day rolls around, school is out and dads get tools, sporting goods and, well, unwanted neckwear. John D'anna, USA TODAY, "Do we really need Father's Day? I'm a dad, and I don't think so," 15 June 2018 By the time Father’s Day rolls around, school is out of session, and dads get tools, sporting goods and, well, neckwear. John D'anna, azcentral, "On Father's Day, dads don't need (or want) you to go through the motions," 15 June 2018 For now, the neckwear is stuffed into a back corner of his closet. Melissa Korn, WSJ, "Congrats on the New College Job. What Will You Do With All Those Orange Ties?," 6 June 2018 The often brusque and famously open-collared CEO has promised to wear a tie in Milan if the company pays off its debt by June 1, marking what seems to be his first public appearance with neckwear since a 2007 audience with Pope Benedict XVI. Chester Dawson, WSJ, "Fiat Chrysler Expected to Tell Investors What Its Future Looks Like Without CEO Marchionne," 26 May 2018 Later, in the 1800s, canine neckwear became more ornate as more dogs moved indoors and became companions and pets. Laura M. Holson, New York Times, "That Shaggy Mutt? At Dog Museums, Our Drooling Companions Are the Stars," 22 Apr. 2018 Many women are wearing blue, Mrs. Bush's favorite color, and pearls, her go-to neckwear jewelry. Fox News, "The Latest: 2,500 attend public viewing for Barbara Bush," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of neckwear

1870, in the meaning defined above

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