neckcloth

[ nek-klawth, -kloth ]
/ ˈnɛkˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ /
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noun, plural neck·cloths [nek-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths] /ˈnɛkˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/. Obsolete.


Nearby words

  1. neck of the woods,
  2. neck sweetbread,
  3. neck-rein,
  4. neckar,
  5. neckband,
  6. necked,
  7. necker,
  8. necker cube,
  9. necker, jacques,
  10. neckerchief

Origin of neckcloth

First recorded in 1630–40; neck + cloth

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British Dictionary definitions for neckcloth

neckcloth

/ (ˈnɛkˌklɒθ) /

noun

a large ornamental usually white cravat worn formerly by men
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