- (of a garment) high at the neck.
Origin of high-necked
First recorded in 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for high-necked
So I wore the cross underneath some high-necked clothes and applied for jobs in Florida.A Brigham Young University Professor’s Escape from Mormonism
Lynn K. Wilder
October 20, 2013
It was dreadful to have to wear woollen, high-necked and long-sleeved.Prudy Keeping House
But my dresses are high-necked, and by bathing I toughen my skin.
Satin blouses, tucked and high-necked, are excellent for the office.Book of Etiquette, Volume 2
Lillian Eichler Watson
She was as heroic and immovable in her high-necked chemisette as a sentry in his box.An Old Maid
Honore de Balzac
She wore a long-sleeved, high-necked dress, dark-blue color with little pink flowers dotted over it.The Mystery of Jockey Hollow