necktie
noun Date: 1838 a narrow length of material worn about the neck and tied in front; especially four-in-hand

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  • necktie — (n.) 1838, from NECK (Cf. neck) (n.) + TIE (Cf. tie) (n.). American English slang necktie party a lynching is recorded from 1871 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Necktie — Neck tie , n. A scarf, band, or kerchief of silk, etc., passing around the neck or collar and tied in front; a bow of silk, etc., fastened in front of the neck. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • necktie — UK US /ˈnektaɪ/ noun [C] US WORKPLACE ► TIE(Cf. ↑tie) noun …   Financial and business terms

  • necktie — ► NOUN N. Amer. or dated ▪ a tie worn around the neck …   English terms dictionary

  • necktie — [nek′tī΄] n. 1. a band worn around the neck under a collar and tied in front as a four in hand or in a bow 2. a decorative piece clipped onto the collar to resemble this …   English World dictionary

  • Necktie — For the grappling position, see double collar tie. Two patterned neckties A necktie (or tie) is a long piece of cloth worn for decorative purposes around the neck or shoulders, resting under the shirt collar and knotted at the throat. Variants… …   Wikipedia

  • necktie — n. (AE) 1) to tie a necktie 2) a loud necktie (CE has tie) * * * [ nektaɪ] (AE) to tie a necktie a loud necktie (CE has tie) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • necktie — UK [ˈnekˌtaɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms necktie : singular necktie plural neckties American formal a tie worn round your neck …   English dictionary

  • necktie — [[t]ne̱ktaɪ[/t]] neckties N COUNT A necktie is a narrow piece of cloth that someone, usually a man, puts under his shirt collar and ties so that the ends hang down in front. Syn: tie …   English dictionary

  • necktie — n. esp. US = TIE n. 2. Phrases and idioms: necktie party sl. a lynching or hanging …   Useful english dictionary

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