cravat 1650s, from Fr. cravate (17c.), from Cravate "Croatian," from Ger. Krabate, from Serbo-Cr. Hrvat "a Croat" (see CROAT (Cf. Croat)). Cravats came into fashion 1650s in imitation of linen scarves worn by Croatian mercenaries in the French army in the Thirty Years War.

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