Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Articles, such as neckties, worn around the neck.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. articles of clothing or jewelry which hang from the neck, such as ties or necklaces

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A collective term for cravats, collars, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Neckties, cravats, scarfs, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. articles of clothing worn about the neck

Etymologies

neck +‎ -wear (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The new breed of neckwear is offbeat, ethnic and worn year-round, as seen on some of Hollywood's brightest.

    Fashion Forward: Blanchett is bright in Armani's Black Lace makeup

  • XUB’Z neckwear is available in three styles, three fabrics, and nine colors including an expanded collection for Summer 2007 and can be found in select stores nationwide as well as online at www. xubaz.com.

    XUB’Z Functional Neckwear – A Place to Put Everything!

  • Many boxes were laid upon the counter before him, the counter was strewn with "neckwear," and yet he had only found one to his liking.

    The Ffolliots of Redmarley

  • Brad Pitt digs his cozy neckwear, like the gray muffler he donned in London Nov. 17.

    Fashion Forward: Blanchett is bright in Armani's Black Lace makeup

  • Ever since the 4-0 win over Manchester United in the quarter-final of the Carling Cup the Israeli has made a point of removing his West Ham scarf and throwing it to supporters but the club shop was unable to keep up with his repeated need for a replacement and he was unable to wear his preferred type of neckwear for last weekend's trip to Goodison Park, where West Ham conceded a last minute equaliser.

    West Ham sign Gary O'Neil in time for Carling Cup semi-final

  • Started by two guys who met while waiting for a train and discovered they shared a love of all things vintage, this new neckwear concern's taken their "desire to create enduring products" and turned it into extremely ltd ed ties made from deadstock fabrics sourced by "maniacally visiting estate sales, auctions, and fabric shows", so basically, these guys know how to party.

    Thrillist: General Knot & Co: Dapper Looks From Salvaged Materials

  • Before we started, Cleveland showed me how to fit and work the collar, and then Pritch got her new neckwear.

    The Collar Debate: Pinch vs.

  • At Sunday's Oscars, expect to see traditional tuxes instead of the colorful shirts and Colonel Sanders neckwear of 'creative black tie.'

    Men In Black

  • Seersucker Tie, $125, Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers, New York, 212- 929-2763 These days, "summer neckwear" might as well be a wry term for a farmer's tan.

    The Ties That Shine

  • Summer neckwear is similarly easygoing, albeit not in quite the same way.

    The Ties That Shine

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