cravat

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From French cravate, an appellative use of Cravate, from Dutch Krawaat, from German Krawatte, from Serbo-Croatian Hr̀vāt/Хр̀ва̄т (Croat). See Croat.

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cravat (plural cravats)

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  1. A wide fabric band worn as a necktie by men, having long ends hanging in front; like an ascot tie.
    • 1906, Stanley J. Weyman, Chippinge Borough, chapterI:
      It was April 22, 1831, and a young man was walking down Whitehall in the direction of Parliament Street. He wore shepherd's plaid trousers and the swallow-tail coat of the day, with a figured muslin cravat wound about his wide-spread collar.

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