Origin of cravat
Examples from the Web for cravat
The folds of his loose cravat, I found to be precisely those of Mr. Groggles's cravat.
We carried rather than led him to the sofa, untied his cravat, and administered the necessary restoratives.In the Days of My Youth|Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
I had been terribly frightened it might go off, and had finally used my cravat to sling it at the back of my neck.Dead Men Tell No Tales|E. W. Hornung
He even adjusted it, carelessly pretending that it was just any cravat, the first that had come to hand.Bunker Bean|Harry Leon Wilson
His waistcoat was open, and he held his cravat in one hand, having torn it off in the violence of his excitement.Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2)|Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for cravat
Word Origin for cravat
Word Origin and History for cravat
1650s, from French cravate (17c.), from Cravate "Croatian," from German Krabate, from Serbo-Croatian Hrvat "a Croat" (see Croat). Cravats came into fashion 1650s in imitation of linen scarves worn by Croatian mercenaries in the French army in the Thirty Years War.