buttoned-up

adjective
but·​toned-up | \ ˈbə-tᵊnd-ˈəp \

Definition of buttoned-up 

: coldly reserved or standoffish a buttoned-up executive

First Known Use of buttoned-up

1936, in the meaning defined above

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buttoned-up

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of buttoned-up

: not friendly and open about showing feelings

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