buttoned-up

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

Definition of buttoned-up 

: coldly reserved or standoffish a buttoned-up executive

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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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