cravat

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Etymology[edit]

From French cravate, an appellative use of Cravate, from Dutch Krawaat, from German Krawatte, from Serbo-Croatian Hr̀vāt/Хр̀ва̄т (Croat), from Old Church Slavonic Цурватину (Curvatinu, Croat), literally "highlander, mountaineer," from цурва (curva, mountain); see also Russian кребет (krebet, mountain chain).

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cravat (plural cravats)

  1. A wide fabric band worn as a necktie by men, having long ends hanging in front.

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