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Why is a necktie called a cravat?

April 23, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Language

Cravat is derived from Cravate, the French name of the inhabitants of Croatia, who in English are called Croats (pronounced kro-ats ) Khrvat is the Serbo-Croatian form of the name. The original cravat or cravate¬†was a linen or muslin scarf worn around the neck by members of a regiment of Croat mercenaries in the service …

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