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

Examples of cuff link in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Trump took to the fairgrounds in a navy suit, with cuff links, and was greeted by a throng of cheering supporters at every stop. Shane Goldmacher,, 12 Aug. 2023 Each monthly box features a variety of men's fashion accessories: ties, socks, suspenders, tie clips, cuff links, and more. Amanda Prahl, Peoplemag, 27 Feb. 2023 The monthly shipments contain an array of fashion accessories, including ties, socks, suspenders, tie clips, and cuff links. Amanda Prahl, Peoplemag, 27 Feb. 2023 Between personalized cuff links, specialized grilling utensils, cozy pajama sets, sports recovery devices, and luxuriously musky candles, there's something for every guy in your life. Gaby Keiderling,, 14 Apr. 2023 Nicholas Hoult is a brand ambassador; $92,500, at Jaeger-LeCoultre, Beverly Hills and Jacob & Co. Sixteen Ashoka-cut diamonds totaling 6.66 carats are set in 18-karat white gold on these cuff links with flip-back closure; $64,000, at Jacob & Co., New York. Laurie Brookins, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Mar. 2023 Most subscription boxes will feature some or all of the following: suits, pants, basics like socks and underwear, outerwear, shoes, and accessories like ties, belts, and cuff links. Amanda Prahl, Peoplemag, 27 Feb. 2023 There are several other items of clothing, cuff links, watches, shoes, a hat given to Peck by Lyndon B. Johnson and a top hat the actor wore to the Royal Ascot. San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Feb. 2023 Squished among cake recipes and a cuff link trend analysis, a 1953 Life article shows Bryant lying down as a snug dress was wrapped around her body. Brooklyn White, Essence, 30 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cuff link was in 1897

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“Cuff link.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

cuff link

: an ornamental device for fastening the cuffs of a shirt
usually used in plural

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