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bow tie

[boh] /boʊ/
a small necktie tied in a bow at the collar.
a sweet roll or Danish pastry having a shape similar to that of a bow tie or butterfly.
Origin of bow tie
1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • One of these mommer's pets in a nobby sack suit—all dolled up in a clean collar an' a bow-tie an' grey kid gloves.

    The Definite Object Jeffery Farnol
British Dictionary definitions for bow-tie

bow tie

a man's tie tied in a bow, now chiefly in plain black for formal evening wear
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for bow-tie

bow tie


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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