tie tack

noun
\ -ˌtak How to pronounce tie tack (audio) \
variants: or tie tac

Definition of tie tack

: an ornamented pin with a receiving button or clasp that is used to attach the two parts of a necktie together or to attach a necktie to a shirt

First Known Use of tie tack

1954, in the meaning defined above

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tie tack

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tie tack

US : a short pin with a separate back or clasp that fastens behind a necktie

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