Definition of necktie in English:


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dated North American
another term for tie (sense 4 of the noun)
‘But neckties fall into an interesting cultural blank spot, because, almost alone amongst clothing items, they are rarely cleaned.’
  • ‘The anchors and reporters wear uniforms instead of neckties and suits, and the commercials promote the military, not laundry soap and cutlery sets.’
  • ‘Except for a few dressy occasions, my neckties are now consigned to the closet until that dreaded day in the fall when I have to tighten the noose once again.’
  • ‘The scalding truth is that he wears Hermes neckties, which are French, and, worse still, he speaks French.’
  • ‘You are attended by capable young people in white aprons, white shirts and neckties.’
  • ‘He then gave Lane an extremely rare bottle of single malt scotch and two neckties.’
  • ‘The necktie was first developed from the ‘cravat,’ which was inspired by colorful scarves worn by Croatian mercenaries.’
  • ‘Like the loosening of a necktie, it signaled a relaxation into informality at the end of a meal.’
  • ‘He appeared onstage in a necktie, prior to the president's arrival.’
  • ‘When our leader tells us we are going to war, we should be paying attention to his reasons, not his necktie.’
  • ‘When I'm with my banker and my attorney and my stockbroker, I want to see them in neckties.’
  • ‘We felt we were rising in the world of graft, and began to wear collars and neckties.’
  • ‘The joys of being self-employed: no neckties for the guys, no pantyhose for the gals.’
  • ‘My younger son, who has been hip to fashion trends since he was 4, noticed right away in his new school last year that the cool kids never wore blue shirts with their neckties, only white ones with the sleeves rolled up.’
  • ‘You find corporate executives usually clad in sober business suits and subdued neckties suddenly transformed into people wearing more colourful clothes, shoes, and caps on the golf course.’
  • ‘His neck size doubtlessly contributed to his aversion for neckties of any kind, and from age 50 onward, Brahms wore the collarless shirt of a hunter.’
  • ‘Businessmen wear three-piece pin-striped suits with vests and neckties, even in the extremely hot, muggy weather of the island.’
  • ‘Roper's neckties are made of 100% silk fabric and take specialty embroidery to a new level not offered before.’
  • ‘Then the Sheffield team arrives - flush with victory, freshly changed into dress shirts and, yes, official team neckties.’
  • ‘Never underestimate the class significance of neckties.’
  • ‘Standard neckties come in lengths from anywhere between 52 to 58 inches long, depending on brands and styles.’
  • ‘Mothers cradled infants or escorted schoolchildren while their fathers remained in their offices, hostages in neckties.’
  • ‘That seems to be particularly true in Japan, where the taste of bureaucrats and executives who can't even choose their own neckties determines how whole cities look.’



/ˈnekˌtī/ /ˈnɛkˌtaɪ/