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buttonhole

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noun but·ton·hole \ˈbə-tən-ˌhōl\

Simple Definition of buttonhole

  • : a hole in clothing through which a button is passed in order to fasten something

Full Definition of buttonhole

  1. 1 :  a slit or loop through which a button is passed

  2. 2 chiefly British :  boutonniere


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buttonhole

verb but·ton·hole

Definition of buttonhole

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to furnish with buttonholes

  3. 2 :  to work with buttonhole stitch

but·ton·hol·er play \-ˌhō-lər\ noun


1828

First Known Use of buttonhole

1828


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buttonhole

verb but·ton·hole

Definition of buttonhole

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of



Origin of buttonhole

alteration of buttonhold


First Known Use: 1857



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