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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
1910-1915
1910-15
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Examples from the web for bow tie
  • But once a week he wears a suit, a fine shirt, and a bow tie.
  • There's a short bald guy with a bow tie on the cover, emblematic of what happened to my dating life.
  • She arrived with her father, who wore a blue seersucker suit, a salmon-pink shirt and a chartreuse bow tie.
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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