buttoned–up

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adjective but·toned–up \ˈbə-tənd-ˈəp\

Definition of buttoned–up

  1. :  coldly reserved or standoffish a buttoned–up executive

1936

First Known Use of buttoned–up

1936


BUTTONED–UP Defined for English Language Learners

buttoned–up

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adjective but·toned–up \ˈbə-tənd-ˈəp\

Definition of buttoned–up for English Language Learners

  • : not friendly and open about showing feelings

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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