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English definition of “bow tie”

bow tie

noun [C]     /ˌbəʊˈtaɪ/ US  /ˌboʊ-/
a special type of tie (= a strip of cloth put around a collar ) in the shape of a bow , worn especially by men on formal occasions Things worn to cover the head, face or neck
(Definition of bow tie noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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