articles of dress worn round or at the neck.

Origin of neckwear

First recorded in 1875–80; neck + wear Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for neckwear

shawl, stole, bandanna, kerchief, ascot, neckwear, wrapping, boa

Examples from the Web for neckwear

Historical Examples of neckwear

  • And he returned to his mirror and the nice adjustment of his neckwear.

    Mistress Wilding

    Rafael Sabatini

  • As it is, my own salary barely serves to keep me in neckwear.

    The Third Degree

    Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow

  • The neckwear was a bind of lawn, with a long fall finished with lace.

    Dress design

    Talbot Hughes

  • Neckwear—Ascot, once over or four-in-hand in somber effects.

    The Copeland Method

    Vanness Copeland

  • Neckwear—Ascot, black or white effect, once over, white or Pearl.

    The Copeland Method

    Vanness Copeland

British Dictionary definitions for neckwear



articles of clothing, such as ties, scarves, etc, worn around the neck
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