bow tie

[ boh ]

  1. a small necktie tied in a bow at the collar.

  2. 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bow tie in a sentence

  • 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
  • His mouth was agape with distress, his loud-checked bowtie askew.

British Dictionary definitions for bow tie

bow tie

/ (bəʊ) /

  1. a man's tie tied in a bow, now chiefly in plain black for formal evening wear

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