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

Definition of neckwear

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

Examples of neckwear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Elsewhere, Gates is preoccupied with the ascot, a species of men’s neckwear that often signifies luxury and leisure. Sharon Mizota, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Theaster Gates, preaching at the altar of consumerism," 14 Oct. 2019 Mary has been replaced by Prue Leith, a genteel home-cooking guru with an acid trip of a wardrobe, all primary colors and 23rd-century neckwear. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "Great British Baking Show," 3 Oct. 2019 The entrepreneur appeared on the Democratic debate stage Thursday in Miami without neckwear, sending the Twitterverse into a tizzy. John Fritze, USA TODAY, "Andrew Yang goes (GASP!) tie-less on Democratic debate stage," 27 June 2019 Stevens' family members, some of them wearing Stevens' signature neckwear, a bowtie, were also present. Jessica Gresko,, "Supreme Court justices pay respects to the ‘brilliant’ John Paul Stevens in court ceremony," 22 July 2019 Stevens’ family members, some of them wearing Stevens’ signature neckwear, a bowtie, were also present. Jessica Gresko,, "Stevens’ colleagues pay respects in Supreme Court ceremony," 22 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of neckwear

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of neckwear was in 1870

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“Neckwear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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