- a neckerchief or scarf
- a necktie
Origin of cravatFrench 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
Origin of cravatFrench cravate necktie worn by Croatian mercenaries in the service of France from Cravate a Croatian from German dialectal Krabate from Serbo-Croatian Hrvāt
From French cravate, an appellative use of Cravate, from Dutch Krawaat, from German Krawatte, from Serbo-Croatian Hr̀vāt/Хр̀ва̄т (“Croat”), from Old Church Slavonic Цурватину (Curvatinu, “Croat”), literally "highlander, mountaineer," from цурва (curva, “mountain”); see also Russian кребет (krebet, “mountain chain”).