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

Examples of cuff link in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My husband wore a suit and tie, a white shirt with cuff links, a black felt fedora, and a gray wool coat. Beverly Beckham,, "Back to the future, where I definitely belong," 23 Jan. 2020 Coffee fans from all over can’t deny that these cuff links from Nordstrom are eye-catching and a great novelty item. Alicia Kortendick, al, "Get your coffee-loving friend a gift for National Coffee Day," 26 Sep. 2019 The groom donned a gray three-piece suit and custom cuff links with a compass and their wedding ceremony coordinates engraved, a gift from the bride. New York Times, "Stories From the Neighborhood, Then Goose Bumps," 27 Sep. 2019 Iddy Biddy Buddah also turns the fine hair of babies into the centerpieces of cuff links, pendants and necklaces. Sonja Haller, USA TODAY, "Jewelry made from umbilical cords and baby hair: 5 quirky gifts for new moms," 19 Nov. 2019 In the other instance, cuff links and approximately $30 in cash were taken, police said. Pioneer Press Staff,, "Highland Park blotter: $1,500 in various items, cuff links and cash stolen during two car burglaries," 30 Oct. 2019 Here are some gifts, ranging from prints to cuff links, that coffee fans will get a kick out of. Alicia Kortendick, al, "Get your coffee-loving friend a gift for National Coffee Day," 26 Sep. 2019 Grooms can wear the Duncan Quinn cuff links ($525) and a necktie ($285). Alyson Krueger, New York Times, "Press B3 to Be Mine (With a Vending-Machine Engagement Ring)," 10 Sep. 2019 Tiffany has sold money clips, cuff links, rings, and other traditional jewelry for men. Anne D’innocenzio,, "Bro bling: Tiffany introduces men’s jewelry collection," 23 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of cuff link

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Cuff link.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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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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