Cravat Cra*vat" (kr?-v?t"), n. [F. cravate, fr. Cravate a Croat, an inhabitant of Croatia, one of a body of Austrian troops, from whom, in 1636, this article of dress was adopted in France.] A neckcloth; a piece of silk, fine muslin, or other cloth, worn by men about the neck. [1913 Webster]

While his wig was combed and his cravat tied. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

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  • cravat — 1650s, from Fr. cravate (17c.), from Cravate Croatian, from Ger. Krabate, from Serbo Cr. Hrvat a Croat (see CROAT (Cf. Croat)). Cravats came into fashion 1650s in imitation of linen scarves worn by Croatian mercenaries in the French army in the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • cravat — ► NOUN ▪ a strip of fabric worn by men round the neck and tucked inside an open necked shirt. ORIGIN French cravate, from Cravate Croat , because of the scarves worn by Croatian mercenaries in 17th century France …   English terms dictionary

  • cravat — [krə vat′] n. [Fr cravate < Cravate, Croat, Croatian < Ger Krawat, dial. form of Kroat < Croatian Hrvat: so applied in Fr in reference to scarves worn by Croatian soldiers] 1. a neckerchief or scarf 2. a necktie …   English World dictionary

  • Cravat — For the racehorse, see Cravat (horse). For the day cravat, see Ascot tie. For cravat bandage, see Bandage#Triangular bandage. Croatian baroque poet Ivan Gundulić; the oldest known portrait with a cravat, 1622[1] The cravat is …   Wikipedia

  • Cravat — Nick Cravat (* 11. Januar 1912 in New York City; † 29. Januar 1994 in Woodland Hills, Kalifornien) war ein US amerikanischer Filmschauspieler, lebenslanger Freund und Trapez Partner von Burt Lancaster, mit dem er als „Lang and Cravat“ in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cravat — ascot ascot n. [from the fashionable clothjing worn at the Ascot races.] a cravat with wide square ends, tied so that the ends are laid flat; the ends are often secured with an ornamental pin; called {cravat} in Britain. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cravat — UK [krəˈvæt] / US noun [countable] Word forms cravat : singular cravat plural cravats a wide piece of cloth that a man wears round his neck inside the collar of his shirt …   English dictionary

  • cravat — [[t]krəvæ̱t[/t]] cravats N COUNT A cravat is a piece of folded cloth which a man wears wrapped around his neck …   English dictionary

  • cravat — noun Etymology: French cravate, from Crabate, Cravate Croatian Date: circa 1656 1. a band or scarf worn around the neck 2. necktie …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cravat — /kreuh vat /, n. 1. necktie (defs. 1, 2). 2. a cloth, often made of or trimmed with lace, worn about the neck by men esp. in the 17th century. 3. Med. a bandage made by folding a triangular piece of material into a band, used temporarily for a… …   Universalium

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