often attributive
roll-necked adjective

Examples of roll-neck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That's why a knitted roll-neck and perfectly fitting jeans or a T-shirt and blazer combo will never go out of style. Elle Turner, Glamour, 7 Nov. 2023 Scott refined preppy style, unapologetically making the J. Crew’s rugby shirts and roll-necks fashion, sourcing luxurious Italian cashmere and leather, and hiring top models. Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, The New Republic, 14 Aug. 2023 Since 2016, her wares have focused on varying silhouettes of classically genderless shapes—think crewnecks, roll-necks, and cardigans—that can only be described as decadent in their construction. Josh Condon, Robb Report, 12 Aug. 2023 These were poses and postures to be studied and adopted, and here were the anoraks, chambray shirts, or roll-neck sweaters to wear while doing so. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, 20 Mar. 2023 These include a navy roll-neck and a red pullover with a distinctive long collar, both worn by Colin Farrell; a thick blue knit worn by Brendan Gleeson; and a purplish ribbed fisherman’s sweater worn by Barry Keoghan. Lou Stoppard, New York Times, 10 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roll-neck was in 1943

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“Roll-neck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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