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collar button

noun
  1. 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.
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Origin of collar button

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of collar button

  • His art is to make the collar-button seem a piteous, almost a tragic thing.

    Pipefuls

    Christopher Morley

  • A collar-button was the corner-stone of his toilet—the object on which everything else depended.

    Shifting Sands

    Sara Ware Bassett

  • It was first a collar-button with a spring cap attached to the outer side.

    Acres of Diamonds

    Russell H. Conwell

  • He was in his shirt-sleeves, his hands busy with the collar-button at the back of his neck.

    Running Sands

    Reginald Wright Kauffman

  • Now he raised it and placed it against his chest, just above his collar-button.