- a small necktie tied in a bow at the collar.
- a sweet roll or Danish pastry having a shape similar to that of a bow tie or butterfly.
Origin of bow tie
First recorded in 1910–15
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Examples from the Web for bowtie
He tells Lloyd Grove about his “nurturing” brother Rahm, fighting off bullies in Chicago, and why he disdains “bowtie Jews.”America’s Power Brothers: Ezekiel Emanuel on the Famous Three
April 4, 2013
Ralph Lauren mingles nearby in a tuxedo-jacket, bowtie and faded blue jeans with his wife, Ricky.Superstars Deliver Fashion's Biggest Night
May 4, 2010
A young man in a bowtie leaped to his feet breaking the no-questions rule in Long's over-size classes.The Deadly Daughters
Winston K. Marks
- a man's tie tied in a bow, now chiefly in plain black for formal evening wear
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Word Origin and History for bowtie
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