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A scarf or band of fabric worn around the neck as a tie.

[French cravate, necktie worn by Croatian mercenaries in the service of France, from Cravate, a Croatian, from German dialectal Krabate, from Serbo-Croatian Hrvāt.]




(Clothing & Fashion) a scarf of silk or fine wool, worn round the neck, esp by men
[C17: from French cravate, from Serbo-Croat Hrvat Croat; so called because worn by Croats in the French army during the Thirty Years' War]



2. a scarf worn about the neck and usu. folded at the front with the ends tucked into the neckline.
[1650–60; < French cravate neckcloth, literally, Croat (< German Krabate < Serbo-Croatian hr̀vāt)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cravat - neckwear worn in a slipknot with long ends overlapping vertically in frontcravat - neckwear worn in a slipknot with long ends overlapping vertically in front
ascot - a cravat with wide square ends; secured with an ornamental pin
neckcloth, stock - an ornamental white cravat
neckwear - articles of clothing worn about the neck
رَبْطَـة عُنـق


cravate [krəˈvæt] Npañuelo m


[krəˈvæt] nfoulard m (d'homme)


nHalstuch nt


[krəˈvæt] n (for men) → foulard m inv da collo


(krəˈvӕt) noun
a kind of scarf worn instead of a tie round the neck.
References in classic literature ?
At these words he rose, and put off his frock-coat and cravat, went towards a table on which lay his son's toilet articles, lathered his face, took a razor, and, with a firm hand, cut off the compromising whiskers.
At least,' she corrected herself on second thoughts, 'a beautiful cravat, I should have said--no, a belt, I mean--I beg your pardon
Neither master nor servant moved or breathed until the integrity of the cravat was placed beyond the reach of accident.
Just as I had got my white waistcoat on, Penelope presented herself at my toilet, on pretence of brushing what little hair I have got left, and improving the tie of my white cravat.
Arobin had put on his coat, and he stood before her and asked if his cravat was plumb.
Hunter, on recovering from his stupor, was also quite positive as to the ownership of the cravat.
Now, scoundrel,' said John Harmon, taking another sailor-like turn on his cravat and holding him in his corner at arms' length, 'I shall make two more short speeches to you, because I hope they will torment you.
The lady passed him a coin, there was a moment of mumbling and gesticulating, and suddenly she had him with both hands by the red cravat which girt his neck, and was shaking him as a terrier would a rat.
But yet inevitably the Shtcherbatskys were thrown most into the society of a Moscow lady, Marya Yevgenyevna Rtishtcheva and her daughter, whom Kitty disliked, because she had fallen ill, like herself, over a love affair, and a Moscow colonel, whom Kitty had known from childhood, and always seen in uniform and epaulets, and who now, with his little eyes and his open neck and flowered cravat, was uncommonly ridiculous and tedious, because there was no getting rid of him.
For, after I had made the monster (out of the refuse of my washerwoman's family) and had clothed him with a blue coat, canary waistcoat, white cravat, creamy breeches, and the boots already mentioned, I had to find him a little to do and a great deal to eat; and with both of those horrible requirements he haunted my existence.
No," said Arthur, "dip my cravat in and souse it on my head.
He was standing, hat in hand, at the entrance to the conservatory, dressed in black, and wearing a white cravat, but with a studious avoidance of anything specially clerical in the make and form of his clothes.