(of a dress or other garment) cut low so as to leave the neck and shoulders exposed; décolleté.

Origin of low-necked

First recorded in 1900–05
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Related Words for low-necked

shocking, revealing, plunging

Examples from the Web for low-necked

Historical Examples of low-necked

  • Just fancy your entering that place in a low-necked gown and covered with diamonds!

  • A party like that, an' not a low-necked waist in town, nor a swallow-tail!

  • We got a carriage, a low-necked vehicle drawn by two little mules.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon

  • I did not see a low-necked dress or a thin shoe north of Stockholm.

    Northern Travel

    Bayard Taylor

  • The face was of a beautiful lady in a low-necked, short-sleeved dress.

    Friar Tuck

    Robert Alexander Wason

British Dictionary definitions for low-necked



(of a woman's garment) having a low neckline
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