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buttony

[ buht-n-ee ]
/ ˈbʌt n i /
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adjective
like a button.
having many buttons.
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Origin of buttony

First recorded in 1590–1600; button + -y1
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How to use buttony in a sentence

  • You have me a little gray, hairy kitten, with shoe-buttony eyes.

  • She had been trying to put herself to sleep by changing the buttons on that very-buttony ulster of hers.

    The Messenger|Elizabeth Robins
  • His skin was sallow; his eyes were big, wide apart, of an untransparent buttony brilliancy, and in colour dully blue.

    Grey Roses|Henry Harland
  • Her skirt made a buttony noise with the heads of the rib-grass.

    There and Back|George MacDonald
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