cuff link

or cuff·link



one of a pair of linked ornamental buttons or buttonlike devices for fastening a shirt cuff.

Origin of cuff link

First recorded in 1895–1900 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cuff link

Historical Examples of cuff link

  • "Because you're a woman and sentimental," said her spouse, wrestling with a cuff-link.

    The Dop Doctor

    Clotilde Inez Mary Graves

  • His wristbands were grimy, and one cuff-link had been torn away.

    Satan Sanderson

    Hallie Erminie Rives

  • "Beating," said she, and withdrew her hand, and in her cuff-link was entangled a thin string.

    Little Aliens

    Myra Kelly

  • I stooped to help him and as we lifted the divan to its place the fringe of the cover caught in my cuff-link.

  • A lawyer having offices in a large office building recently lost a cuff-link, one of a pair that he greatly prized.

    Toaster's Handbook

    Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers

British Dictionary definitions for cuff link

cuff link


one of a pair of linked buttons, used to join the buttonholes on the cuffs of a shirt
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