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[nek-wair] /ˈnɛkˌwɛər/
articles of dress worn round or at the neck.
Origin of neckwear
First recorded in 1875-80; neck + wear Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • neckwear—Ascot, black or white effect, once over, white or Pearl.

    The Copeland Method Vanness Copeland
  • As it is, my own salary barely serves to keep me in neckwear.

    The Third Degree Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow
  • Where do shop-walkers get their "half-hose," "vest" (for waistcoat), "neckwear," "footwear" and similar words?

    Why we should read S. P. B. Mais
  • The neckwear was a bind of lawn, with a long fall finished with lace.

    Dress design Talbot Hughes
  • neckwear—Ascot, once over or four-in-hand in somber effects.

    The Copeland Method Vanness Copeland
  • Something absolutely soft for neckwear will be found a great comfort, both by men and women.

  • This fatal concern about clothing amounted to a mania where neckwear was concerned.

  • It was not there; but, suddenly and without warning, she was dragged out of Blouses and neckwear and dumped into Toys.

    Winnie Childs C. N. Williamson
  • "And now, see here, run down to the neckwear counter—or stay," and she raised her black glove.

    Ben Pepper Margaret Sidney
  • neckwear—White corded stripe or lawn, string with broad round ends.

    The Copeland Method Vanness Copeland
British Dictionary definitions for neckwear


articles of clothing, such as ties, scarves, etc, worn around the neck
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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