[ kruh-vat ]

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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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