but·​ton·​ball ˈbə-tᵊn-ˌbȯl How to pronounce buttonball (audio)

Word History

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of buttonball was in 1818

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“Buttonball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buttonball. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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