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tie tack Syllabification: tie tack

Entry from US English dictionary

(also tie tac)

Definition of tie tack in English:


A short pin with an ornamental head, used to attach the ends of a necktie to a shirt front.
Example sentences
  • You mention looking at them in the box and thinking ‘thirteen tie tacks and no neckties.’
  • One year for Papa's birthday I commissioned a gold tie tack to be made for him that was crafted from a photo of Brandy's face.
  • One of my young boys came up to me after the spring recital and proudly showed me his MTNA Achievement Award Pin, placed on his tie as a tie tack!
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