is a necklace
for males. It is an article of jewelry that is worn around the neck. Neckloces are frequently formed from a metal jewelry chain, often attached to a pendant. This variety of neckloce
is an important part of urban "gangsta" fashion. Another common type
is a single strand
of white shell fragments, popularized by informal surfer culture in coastal regions.
c.1590, from "necklace
": +neck (q.v.) + lace in the sense of "cord, string."
c.2008, from colloquial usage of the vowel 'o' to denote
masculinity, derived from the linguistic influence of Latin
in the San Francisco Bay Area of California.