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neckwear

[nek-wair] /ˈnɛkˌwɛər/
noun
1.
articles of dress worn round or at the neck.
Origin of neckwear
1875-1880
1875-80; neck + wear
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  • neckwear—Ascot, black or white effect, once over, white or Pearl.

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

    The Third Degree Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow
  • Where do shop-walkers get their "half-hose," "vest" (for waistcoat), "neckwear," "footwear" and similar words?

    Why we should read S. P. B. Mais
  • 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
  • Something absolutely soft for neckwear will be found a great comfort, both by men and women.

  • This fatal concern about clothing amounted to a mania where neckwear was concerned.

  • It was not there; but, suddenly and without warning, she was dragged out of Blouses and neckwear and dumped into Toys.

    Winnie Childs C. N. Williamson
  • "And now, see here, run down to the neckwear counter—or stay," and she raised her black glove.

    Ben Pepper Margaret Sidney
  • neckwear—White corded stripe or lawn, string with broad round ends.

    The Copeland Method Vanness Copeland
British Dictionary definitions for neckwear

neckwear

/ˈnɛkˌwɛə/
noun
1.
articles of clothing, such as ties, scarves, etc, worn around the neck
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