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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. 2018.
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  • Kenelm snapped the loop of the "made" tie over his collar button.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Oh, just going round to the hardware store to get a collar button.

    Stepsons of Light Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  • And Heinie with fingernails growing where his collar button should be?

    The Hell Ship Raymond Alfred Palmer
  • And I'll say any guy that drops his collar button is out o' luck.

    The Pathless Trail

    Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
  • He had been wearing a soft cheviot, and had only a collar button.

    Harvard Stories Waldron Kintzing Post
  • I have a fight on my hands every time I attempt to use a pair of scissors, a knife and fork, a hammer or a collar button.

    How to Analyze People on Sight

    Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
  • 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
  • I went on the 'collar button crawl' this morning, and nearly fainted when I saw the stuff under my bed.

  • This collar button is made of rubber with a little electric light attachment and is guaranteed to bounce for five minutes.

  • 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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