Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Mid 17th century; Croatian from French cravate, from Cravate ‘Croat’ (from German Krabat, from Serbian and Croatian Hrvat ), because of the scarf worn by Croatian mercenaries in France
  • necktie
a short, wide strip of fabric worn by men around the neck and tucked inside an open-necked shirt
The gentlemen decided to all sport cravats for their friend's wedding.
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