misbutton

verb

mis·​but·​ton ˌmis-ˈbə-tᵊn How to pronounce misbutton (audio)
misbuttoned; misbuttoning

transitive verb

: to button up (a piece of clothing) in an incorrect way
misbuttoned her shirt in her rush to get to work
misbuttoned adjective
a misbuttoned coat

Word History

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misbutton was in 1972

Dictionary Entries Near misbutton

Cite this Entry

“Misbutton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misbutton. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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