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90s Slang You Should Know

collar button

a button or stud for fastening a detachable collar to the neckband of a shirt or for fastening together the ends of a collar or neckband.
Origin of collar button
An Americanism dating back to 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • His ready tied necktie was very red and fastened on his collar button with an elastic loop.

    A Man for the Ages Irving Bacheller
  • And I'll say any guy that drops his collar button is out o' luck.

    The Pathless Trail Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
  • This collar button is made of rubber with a little electric light attachment and is guaranteed to bounce for five minutes.

  • He had been wearing a soft cheviot, and had only a collar button.

    Harvard Stories Waldron Kintzing Post
  • "It's sometimes a sign you'll be late for rehearsal if you don't find the collar button," laughed Paul.

  • The next movement on the preacher's part was for the collar button, and with one sweep of his arm off came the tow linen shirt.

    Lincoln's Yarns and Stories Alexander K. McClure
  • Kenelm snapped the loop of the "made" tie over his collar button.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I went on the 'collar button crawl' this morning, and nearly fainted when I saw the stuff under my bed.

  • First a lady's breast pin, then a gent's collar button, then a stud, then a finger ring.

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field
  • If I had tied the rope around under my arms, or buttoned them to my collar button, they would have been too long at the bottom.

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