cravat definition by Webster's New World
- a neckerchief or scarf
- a necktie
Origin: French cravate ; from Cravate, Croat, Croatian ; from German Krawat, dialect, dialectal form of Kroat ; from Croatian Hrvat: so applied in French in reference to scarves worn by Croatian soldiers
cravat definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: French cravate, necktie worn by Croatian mercenaries in the service of France, from Cravate, a Croatian, from German dialectal Krabate, from Serbo-Croatian Hrvāt.