ascot

[ as-kuh t, -kot ]
/ ˈæs kət, -kɒt /

noun

a necktie or scarf with broad ends, tied and arranged so that the ends are laid flat, one across the other, sometimes with a pin to secure them.

Origin of ascot

1905–10; so called from the fashionable dress worn at the Ascot races

Definition for ascot (2 of 2)

Ascot

[ as-kuh t ]
/ ˈæs kət /

noun

a village in SE Berkshire, in S England: annual horse races.
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British Dictionary definitions for ascot (1 of 2)

ascot

/ (ˈæskət) /

noun

a cravat with wide square ends, usually secured with an ornamental stud

Word Origin for ascot

C20: named after Ascot, where it was probably first worn

British Dictionary definitions for ascot (2 of 2)

Ascot

/ (ˈæskət) /

noun

a town in S England, in Bracknell Forest unitary authority, Berkshire: noted for its horse-race meetings, esp Royal Ascot, a four-day meeting held in June. Pop: 8755 (2001)
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Word Origin and History for ascot

Ascot


village near Windsor, Berkshire; site of fashionable race-meeting. Used attributively for clothes suitable for the event; especially a type of tie (1908). The town name is literally "eastern cottage."

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