Definition of ascot noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ascot

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BrE BrE//ˈæskɒt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæskɑːt//
 
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= cravat Word Origin early 20th cent.: from the place name Ascot, a town in southern England which holds a famous annual race meeting. This use occurred through association with formal dress at race meetings held there.

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