cuff link

noun

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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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, latimes.com, "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, latimes.com, "BMW’s modest X3 crossover should be one of its brightest stars," 9 June 2018 Freedman's would have been the favorite restaurant of your late Uncle Morris, the guy who had a drawer full of cuff links, a favorite room at the Sands, and a chilled seltzer gun in the fridge. Jonathan Gold, latimes.com, "Jonathan Gold beholds the brisket spectacle at Freedman's, a Jewish-ish deli in Echo Park," 18 May 2018 On the exterior, the front adaptive, full-LED headlights shine like cuff links; the strong lines hint at capable athleticism underneath the hood. Hannah Elliott, Bloomberg.com, "BMW’s Modest X3 Crossover Should Be One of Its Brightest Stars," 7 May 2018 House Speaker Paul Ryan sports Green Bay Packers cuff links during the Trump administration's first state dinner Tuesday. Jennifer Hansler, CNN, "The week in politics," 28 Apr. 2018 These tasty-looking sterling silver charms made in-house adorn bracelets and cuff links and celebrate Miami culture. Carlos Frias, miamiherald, "Is this Cuban coffee Cafetera Ring the most-Miami way to ask her to marry you? | Miami Herald," 24 Apr. 2018 Behold Miami’s ‘croqueta cake’ The former Florida International advertising major uses the engineering software CAD to design everything from elegant engagement rings to cuff links featuring cans of Latin sodas like Jupiña and Iron Beer. Carlos Frias, miamiherald, "Is this Cuban coffee Cafetera Ring the most-Miami way to ask her to marry you? | Miami Herald," 24 Apr. 2018 When his body was recovered, his possessions included diamond cuff links, a gold watch and cigarette case and a pearl tie-pin. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin victims and survivors of the sinking of the Titanic ranged from doctors to kids," 12 Apr. 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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cuff link

noun

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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