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[ buht-nz ]
/ ˈbʌt nz /
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noun (used with a singular verb)Chiefly British.

a bellboy or page in a hotel.

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Origin of buttons

First recorded in 1840–50; so called from the many buttons of his uniform
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buttons
/ (ˈbʌtənz) /

noun

(functioning as singular) British informal a page boy
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