necktie

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Necktie

Etymology[edit]

From neck +‎ tie.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈnɛk.taɪ/
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necktie (plural neckties)

  1. A strip of cloth worn around the neck and tied in the front. See also bowtie.
    • 1896, A. E. Housman, “Terence, this is stupid stuff”, in A Shropshire Lad:
      Oh I have been to Ludlow fair / And left my necktie God knows where / And carried half way home, or near, / Pints and quarts of Ludlow beer.

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