from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as neckwear.


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  • "Chesterfield," with short flaring skirts, a torturing cylindrical collar, laundered to a polish and three inches high, while his other neckgear might be a heavy, puffed cravat or a tiny bow fit for a doll's braids.

    The Magnificent Ambersons Booth Tarkington 1907

  • He was not dressed as usual -- in frock coat, white waistcoat and silk hat, a costume that seemed to render more noticeable his great girth and smooth pink-and-white face -- but in a blue serge, double-breasted suit, a bowler hat, and a style of neckgear a little reminiscent of the Bowery.

    An Amiable Charlatan 1906

  • Chutes & Ladders Socks by Chrissy Gardiner three scarves/neckgear, two hats, one pair of gloves, a blanket, a pin and a shawlette.

    Go Knit In Your Hat 2010


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