Cravat (noun)

A piece of cloth, typically made of silk or a similar material, worn around the neck and tied in a knot, often as a decorative accessory.

Origin:

The word 'cravat' is derived from the french word 'cravate' which means 'croat'. it originally referred to a necktie worn by croatian soldiers in the seventeenth century and has since become a general term for any type of necktie.

Examples:

  1. He always wore a crisp white shirt and a black cravat to work.
  2. The cravat was once a popular accessory for men, but has since fallen out of fashion.
  3. She wore a cravat in a bright shade of blue to add a pop of color to her outfit.
  4. The cravat was a symbol of elegance and sophistication in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
  5. He carefully tied a cravat in a Windsor knot for the wedding ceremony.
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