[ kruh-vat ]
/ krəˈvæt /
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a cloth, often made of or trimmed with lace, worn about the neck by men especially in the 17th century.
Medicine/Medical. a bandage made by folding a triangular piece of material into a band, used temporarily for a fracture or wound.



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Origin of cravat

1650–60; <French cravate neckcloth, literally, Croat (<German Krabate<Serbo-Croatian hr̀vāt); so called because worn by Croatian mercenaries in the French army
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British Dictionary definitions for cravat

/ (krəˈvæt) /


a scarf of silk or fine wool, worn round the neck, esp by men

Word Origin for cravat

C17: from French cravate, from Serbo-Croat Hrvat Croat; so called because worn by Croats in the French army during the Thirty Years' War
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