cuff link


Definition of cuff link

: a usually ornamental device consisting of two parts joined by a shank, chain, or bar for passing through buttonholes to fasten shirt cuffs usually used in plural

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Men should consider accessories like cuff links or a nice shoeshine. Christen A. Johnson,, "Experts talk good (and bad) wedding guest etiquette: Consider going alone and know how much to gift," 1 July 2019 Jewelers sold anniversary medals, bracelets, charms, money clips, earrings, cuff links and tie bars; this newspaper sold a commemorative book. Paula Allen,, "Oscar-winning aviation epic shot in San Antonio had a’ re-premiere’ for Kelly AFB’s 50th anniversary," 29 June 2019 Sixties David Webb enameled lion head cuff links (and my wedding band)! Will Kahn, Town & Country, "The Story Behind Marc Jacobs' Wedding Cufflinks and Penguin Pins," 17 Apr. 2019 The suit’s diamond buttons were set in onyx, while diamond cuff links looked like miniature satellites. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Drake’s Million Dollar Outfit Is His Latest Fashion Milestone," 4 Apr. 2019 Bernstein’s teacher and surrogate father figure Serge Koussevitzky gave him cuff links that would become famous. Richard S. Ginell,, "Leonard Bernstein at the Skirball: 10 objects from the life of a genius," 22 June 2018 White House counsel Don McGahn gave Mr. Rosenstein cuff links to mark the deputy attorney general’s first time arguing a case before the Supreme Court. Jess Bravin, WSJ, "Rosenstein Takes a Pause—to Argue a Case Before the Supreme Court," 22 Apr. 2018 After Koussevitzky’s death in 1951, Bernstein had a ritual of kissing the cuff links just before heading out to the podium. Richard S. Ginell,, "Leonard Bernstein at the Skirball: 10 objects from the life of a genius," 22 June 2018 On the exterior, the front adaptive, full-LED headlights shine like cuff links and the strong lines hint at capable athleticism underneath the hood. Bloomberg,, "BMW’s modest X3 crossover should be one of its brightest stars," 9 June 2018

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First Known Use of cuff link

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cuff link was in 1897

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English Language Learners Definition of cuff link

: a piece of jewelry that is used to fasten the cuff of a sleeve on a man's shirt

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