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button-down

[buht-n-doun]
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adjective
  1. (of a shirt collar) having buttonholes so it can be buttoned to the body of the shirt.
  2. (of a shirt) having a button-down collar.
  3. (of a shirt) having buttons down the front from the collar to the bottom.
  4. Also buttoned-down. (especially of attitudes, opinions, etc.) extremely conventional; unimaginative.
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Origin of button-down

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35
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Related Words for button down

traditional, current, ordinary, regular, typical, reveal, express, pinpoint, show, suggest, signal, hint, mark, prove, imply, argue, announce, demonstrate, illustrate, make

British Dictionary definitions for button down

button-down

adjective
  1. (of a collar) having points that are fastened to the garment with buttons
  2. (of a shirt) having a button-down collar
  3. Also: buttoned-down conventional or conservativea button-down corporate culture
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