bolo tie
or bola tie noun Etymology: probably from bola Date: 1964 a cord fastened around the neck with an ornamental clasp and worn as a necktie — called also bolo

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  • Bolo tie — A bolo tie (sometimes bola tie or shoestring necktie) is a type of necktie consisting of a piece of cord or braided leather with decorative metal tips or aglets (aiguillettes) secured with an ornamental clasp or slide. In the United States bolo… …   Wikipedia

  • bolo tie — ☆ bolo tie [bō′lō ] n. [altered < bola tie: from its resemblance to the BOLA] a cord, worn as a necktie, with an ornamented fastening for adjusting the neck loop …   English World dictionary

  • bolo tie — noun a cord fastened around the neck with an ornamental clasp and worn as a necktie • Syn: ↑bolo, ↑bola tie, ↑bola • Hypernyms: ↑necktie, ↑tie * * * bolo tie f2 [bolo tie …   Useful english dictionary

  • bolo tie — UK [ˈbəʊləʊ ˌtaɪ] / US [ˈboʊloʊ ˌtaɪ] noun [countable] Word forms bolo tie : singular bolo tie plural bolo ties American a leather string that some men wear around their collars as a decoration …   English dictionary

  • bolo tie — a necktie of thin cord fastened in front with an ornamental clasp or other device. Also, bola tie. Also called bolo, bola. [1960 65; bolo, appar. an error for BOLA, after the tie s resemblance to a bola] * * * …   Universalium

  • bolo tie — bo′lo tie n. cvb clo a necktie of thin cord fastened in front with an ornamental clasp or other device • Etymology: 1960–65; bolo, appar. alter. of bola, after the tie s resemblance to the bola used by gauchos …   From formal English to slang

  • bolo tie — bo|lo tie [ˈbəuləu taı US ˈboulou ] n AmE [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Probably from bolo long heavy knife (20 21 centuries), from Philippine Spanish] a string worn around your neck that you fasten with a decoration …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bolo tie — noun N. Amer. a tie consisting of a cord with a large ornamental fastening at the throat. Origin alt. of bola tie, from its resemblance to the bolas …   English new terms dictionary

  • bolo tie — bo|lo tie [ boulou ,taı ] noun count AMERICAN a leather string that some men wear around their collars as a decoration, fastened at the front with a metal CLIP and with the ends hanging down at the front …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bolo tie — noun a necktie consisting of a heavy cord held in front by an ornamental clasp or slide …   Wiktionary

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