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button–down

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adjective but·ton–down \ˈbə-tən-ˌdau̇n\

Definition of button–down

  1. 1a of a collar :  having the ends fastened to the garment with buttonsb of a shirt (1) :  having a button-down collar (2) :  having buttons from the collar to the waist

  2. 2 or buttoned–downplay \ˈbə-tən(d)-ˌdau̇n\ :  conservatively traditional or conventional; especially :  adhering to conventional norms in dress and behavior button–down businessmen


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button–down

noun but·ton–down

Definition of button–down

  1. :  a shirt with a button-down collar

1934

First Known Use of button–down

1934


BUTTON–DOWN Defined for English Language Learners

button-down

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adjective

Definition of button–down for English Language Learners

  • 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.


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