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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. 2018.
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  • And he returned to his mirror and the nice adjustment of his neckwear.

    Mistress Wilding Rafael Sabatini
  • As it is, my own salary barely serves to keep me in neckwear.

    The Third Degree

    Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow
  • 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
  • neckwear—Ascot, black or white effect, once over, white or Pearl.

    The Copeland Method Vanness Copeland
  • She had returned to the neckwear factory, and was earning $6 a week.

    Making Both Ends Meet

    Sue Ainslie Clark and Edith Wyatt
  • "And his personal appearance and the cost of his neckwear," said Franklin.

    In the Days of Poor Richard

    Irving Bacheller
  • Many were not much more than boys, and these affected brilliant, if somewhat dirty, neckwear.

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

  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for neckwear


articles of clothing, such as ties, scarves, etc, worn around the neck
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