tur·​tle·​neck | \ ˈtər-tᵊl-ˌnek How to pronounce turtleneck (audio) \

Definition of turtleneck

1 : a high close-fitting turnover collar used especially for sweaters
2 : a garment (such as a sweater) with a turtleneck

Other Words from turtleneck

turtlenecked \ ˈtər-​tᵊl-​ˌnekt How to pronounce turtleneck (audio) \ adjective

Examples of turtleneck in a Sentence

She wore a turtleneck under her jacket.
Recent Examples on the Web Two people stood just feet apart dressed in neck-to-ankle magenta — one in a shimmery gown, the other in a sheer turtleneck and satin trousers. Jeremy C. Fox, BostonGlobe.com, 4 June 2022 For the outing, J.Lo stunned in a tan midi sweater dress that featured a turtleneck and long sleeves, and was cinched at the waist with a belt. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 25 May 2022 Holland looked snazzy and coordinated in a light gray suit worn with a black turtleneck and Chelsea boots. Carrie Wittmer, Glamour, 17 Feb. 2022 The outfit included a mustard-yellow tank top layered over a turtleneck and a skirt printed with a pair of jeans. Melody Leibner, Harper's BAZAAR, 23 June 2022 Bongiovi, 20, matched his date in a black suit with no lapels, layered over a white turtleneck. Glenn Garner, PEOPLE.com, 15 May 2022 Gomez's character looked business chic, wearing a beige vest over a white turtleneck. Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 5 May 2022 Lanez, who has pleaded not guilty, appeared in court wearing a black tuxedo jacket over a black turtleneck. Nancy Dillon, Rolling Stone, 5 Apr. 2022 In Moscow, Putin stood onstage in a white turtleneck and a blue down jacket and spoke for about five minutes. Arkansas Online, 19 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of turtleneck

1897, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of turtleneck was in 1897

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29 Jul 2022

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“Turtleneck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turtleneck. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for turtleneck


tur·​tle·​neck | \ ˈtər-tᵊl-ˌnek How to pronounce turtleneck (audio) \

Kids Definition of turtleneck

1 : a high turned-over collar
2 : a garment having a high turned-over collar

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Nglish: Translation of turtleneck for Spanish Speakers


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