button-down

adjective
but·​ton-down | \ˈbə-tᵊn-ˌdau̇n \

Definition of button-down 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a of a collar : having the ends fastened to the garment with buttons

b of a shirt

(1) : having a button-down collar

(2) : having buttons from the collar to the waist

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

button-down

noun

Definition of button-down (Entry 2 of 2)

: a shirt with a button-down collar

First Known Use of button-down

Adjective

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

1934, in the meaning defined above

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button-down

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of button-down

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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