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necktie

[nek-tahy] /ˈnɛkˌtaɪ/
noun
1.
a band of decorative fabric worn around the neck, under the collar, and tied in front to hang down the front of a shirt or to form a small bow.
2.
any band, scarf, or tie fastened at the front of the neck.
3.
Slang. a hangman's rope.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; neck + tie
Related forms
necktieless, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for necktieless

necktie

/ˈnɛkˌtaɪ/
noun
1.
the US name for tie (sense 11)
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Word Origin and History for necktieless

necktie

n.

1838, from neck (n.) + tie (n.). American English slang necktie party "a lynching" is recorded from 1871.

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Slang definitions & phrases for necktieless

necktie

noun

The noose used in a hanging: They'll put a necktie on you (1871+)


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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