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English definition of “bow tie”

bow tie

noun [C] uk   /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 occasionsThings worn to cover the head, face or neck
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