bow tie
noun Date: 1897 1. a short necktie tied in a bowknot 2. something (as pasta) resembling a bow tie in shape

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bow tie — [ˌbəu ˈtaı US ˈbou taı] n ↑glass, ↑bow tie, ↑tray a short piece of cloth tied in the shape of a bow that men sometimes wear around their neck …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bow tie — [ bou ,taı ] noun count a narrow piece of cloth that a man puts around his collar and ties into a BOW, usually for special occasions …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bow tie — bow′ tie′ [[t]boʊ[/t]] n. 1) clo a small necktie tied in a bow at the collar 2) coo something, as a sweet roll, shaped like this • Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • bow tie — ► NOUN ▪ a necktie in the form of a bow …   English terms dictionary

  • bow tie — [bō] n. a small necktie tied in a bowknot …   English World dictionary

  • Bow tie — For other uses, see Bow tie (disambiguation). A striped bow tie. The bow tie is a type of men s necktie. It consists of a ribbon of fabric tied around the collar in a symmetrical manner such that the two opposite ends form loops. Ready tied bow… …   Wikipedia

  • bow tie — noun a man s tie that ties in a bow • Syn: ↑bow tie, ↑bowtie • Hypernyms: ↑necktie, ↑tie • Hyponyms: ↑black tie, ↑white tie * * * bō …   Useful english dictionary

  • bow tie — /bou/ n. 1) to tie a bow tie 2) to undo, untie a bow tie * * * [ˌbəʊ taɪ] untie a bow tie to tie a bow tie to undo …   Combinatory dictionary

  • bow tie — [[t]bo͟ʊ ta͟ɪ[/t]] bow ties also bow tie N COUNT A bow tie is a tie in the form of a bow. Bow ties are worn by men, especially for formal occasions …   English dictionary

  • bow-tie — noun a man s tie that ties in a bow • Syn: ↑bow tie, ↑bowtie • Hypernyms: ↑necktie, ↑tie • Hyponyms: ↑black tie, ↑white tie …   Useful english dictionary

  • bow tie — UK [ˌbəʊ ˈtaɪ] / US [ˈboʊ ˌtaɪ] noun [countable] Word forms bow tie : singular bow tie plural bow ties a narrow piece of cloth that a man puts around his collar and ties into a bow, usually for special occasions …   English dictionary

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