Meaning of “bow tie” in the English Dictionary

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"bow tie" in British English

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bow tienoun [ C ]

uk /ˌbəʊ ˈtaɪ/ us /ˌboʊ ˈtaɪ/

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

(Definition of “bow tie” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bow tie" in American English

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bow tienoun [ C ]

/ˈboʊ ˈtɑi/

a special type of tie (= strip of cloth put around a collar) that is tied in the way that you tie a shoe

(Definition of “bow tie” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)