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button-down

1button–down

adjective but·ton–down \-ˌdan\

of a collar : having the ends fastened to the shirt with buttons

of a shirt : having a button-down collar

: having a very traditional and formal way of dressing, behaving, etc.

Full Definition of BUTTON-DOWN

1
a of a collar :  having the ends fastened to the garment with buttons
b of a garment :  having a button-down collar
2
or but·toned–down \-tən-ˌdan\ :  conservatively traditional or conventional; especially :  adhering to conventional norms in dress and behavior <button–down businessmen>

First Known Use of BUTTON-DOWN

1934

2button–down

noun

Definition of BUTTON-DOWN

:  a shirt with a button-down collar

First Known Use of BUTTON-DOWN

1952

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