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bow tie

[boh] /boʊ/
noun
1.
a small necktie tied in a bow at the collar.
2.
a sweet roll or Danish pastry having a shape similar to that of a bow tie or butterfly.
Origin of bow tie
1910-1915
1910-15
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  • The bow tie that girded his collar had a daring pattern of red.

    Good References E. J. Rath
  • His bow tie burst forth from a frayed but spotless soft collar.

    Command William McFee
  • And then why stick slavishly to the bow tie of white cotton?

  • He had a bow tie so big that the two ends showed on each side of his neck like unnatural stunted wings.

    The Ball and The Cross G.K. Chesterton
British Dictionary definitions for bow tie

bow tie

/bəʊ/
noun
1.
a man's tie tied in a bow, now chiefly in plain black for formal evening wear
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Word Origin and History for bow tie
n.

by 1887, from bow (n.) in the sense "ribbon or other fabric tied in a bow-knot" (by 1874) + tie (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for bow tie

bow tie

noun phrase

brushback: ''Dykstra needs a bow tie.'' Nolan pitched the next day, and, sure enough, Lenny got his present (1990s+ Baseball)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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