buttoned-up


but·toned–up

adjective \ˈbə-tənd-ˈəp\

: not friendly and open about showing feelings

Full Definition of BUTTONED-UP

:  coldly reserved or standoffish <a buttoned–up executive>

First Known Use of BUTTONED-UP

1936

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