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necktie

[nek-tahy] /ˈnɛkˌtaɪ/
noun
1.
a band of decorative fabric worn around the neck, under the collar, and tied in front to hang down the front of a shirt or to form a small bow.
2.
any band, scarf, or tie fastened at the front of the neck.
3.
Slang. a hangman's rope.
Origin of necktie
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40; neck + tie
Related forms
necktieless, adjective
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  • The necktie he had just found lying in the bottom of the box.

    Ester Ried Yet Speaking Isabella Alden
  • He paused in the middle of the store and felt of his necktie.

    The Fortune Hunter Louis Joseph Vance
  • He ties his necktie and pulls down his coat and brushes off the collar.

    Welsh Fairy Tales William Elliott Griffis
  • "After dinner," cried Lyaeus as he straightened his necktie.

    Rosinante to the Road Again

    John Dos Passos
  • That necktie of yours 'll keep us warm till fall, I shouldn't wonder.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • You know perfectly well you was tickled to death to have her tie that necktie on you.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • His hands trembled so that he could hardly get his necktie into decent shape.

    The Missionary George Griffith
  • I must knock that leftenant out, and that necktie will do it!

    A Waif of the Mountains Edward S. Ellis
  • His hands were raised and he seemed to be settling his necktie.

    The Return of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for necktie

necktie

/ˈnɛkˌtaɪ/
noun
1.
the US name for tie (sense 11)
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Word Origin and History for necktie
n.

1838, from neck (n.) + tie (n.). American English slang necktie party "a lynching" is recorded from 1871.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for necktie

necktie

noun

The noose used in a hanging: They'll put a necktie on you (1871+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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