sailor collar


: a broad collar having a square flap across the back and tapering to a V in the front

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Diana was effortlessly stylish seven months into her pregnancy with Prince Harry, attending a polo match in a magenta set with a white sailor collar in 1984. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 30 Aug. 2022 In recent years, the vintage charm of nautical fashion has also been renewed with brands such as Zimmermann and Ghost reintroducing sailor collar silhouettes into their looks. CNN, 7 July 2022 Pate's own uniform for the Seahawks was a similar style but with a nautical spin: a low-cut, cropped white top with billowing sleeves and a rhinestone encrusted sailor collar; itty-bitty belted white shorts; and white go-go boots. CNN, 12 Feb. 2022 Tops with sailor collars, representing his grandmother’s school uniforms of yore, were paired with color-block Bermuda shorts. Colleen Barry, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sailor collar was in 1866

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Cite this Entry

“Sailor collar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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