- cravat:  The fashion for wearing scarves round the neck started in France in the 1650s. It was inspired by Croatian mercenaries employed there at that time, who regularly sported linen neckbands of that type. The Croats were called in French Cravates (the name comes via German Krabate from the original Serbo-Croat term Hrvat), and so their neckerchiefs came to be known as cravates too. English was quick to adopt the term.
- cravat (n.)
- 1650s, from French cravate (17c.), from Cravate "Croatian," from German Krabate, from Serbo-Croatian Hrvat "a Croat" (see Croat). Cravats came into fashion 1650s in imitation of linen scarves worn by Croatian mercenaries in the French army in the Thirty Years War.
- 1. They wore ordinary ties instead of the more formal high collar and cravat.
- 2. You're never fully dressed without a cravat.
- 3. Mr. Kenge adjusting his cravat, then looked at us.
- 肯吉先生整了整领带, 然后又望着我们.
- 4. Gradually his capacious chin encroached upon the borders of the white cravat.
- 5. Change that cravat for this of mine, that coat for this of mine.
- 把你的蝴蝶结跟我的交换, 上衣也跟我交换.
来自英汉文学 - 双城记
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