bow tie [boh] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a small necktie tied in a bow at the collar.
- a sweet roll or Danish pastry having a shape similar to that of a bow tie or butterfly.
Origin of bow tie First recorded in 1910–15 Examples from the Web for bow tie Contemporary Examples of bow tie
Here are four bright contenders, from a 12-year-old bow-tie king to a “mini style hacker.”
June 16, 2014
Garcia looks the part with a high-and-tight haircut, a thin moustache, suspenders, and a bow-tie.
February 25, 2014
Historical Examples of bow tie
One of these mommer’s pets in a nobby sack suit—all dolled up in a clean collar an’ a bow-tie an’ grey kid gloves.
British Dictionary definitions for bow tie bow tie noun
- a man’s tie tied in a bow, now chiefly in plain black for formal evening wear
Word Origin and History for bow tie n.
by 1887, from(n.) in the sense “ribbon or other fabric tied in a bow-knot” (by 1874) + (n.).