- 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 Hrv&amacron;t.
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”).