buttoned-up

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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


BUTTONED-UP Defined for English Language Learners

buttoned-up

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adjective

Definition of buttoned-up for English Language Learners

  • : not friendly and open about showing feelings



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