Necktie vs Cravat - What's the difference?

necktie | cravat |


As nouns the difference between necktie and cravat

is that necktie is a strip of cloth worn around the neck and tied in the front see also bowtie while cravat is a wide fabric band worn as a necktie by men, having long ends hanging in front; like an ascot tie.

necktie

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A strip of cloth worn around the neck and tied in the front. See also bowtie.
  • Derived terms

    * Colombian necktie * necktie party

    See also

    * (wikipedia "necktie")

    cravat

    English

    Noun

    (en noun) (wikipedia cravat)
  • A wide fabric band worn as a necktie by men, having long ends hanging in front; like an ascot tie.
  • *
  • *:It was April 22, 1831, and a young man was walking down Whitehall in the direction of Parliament Street. He wore shepherd's plaid trousers and the swallow-tail coat of the day, with a figured muslin cravat wound about his wide-spread collar.