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collar button

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.
Origin of collar button
1885-90, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It took him some time to assemble these infrequently used accessories, and he was dismayed to find no collar-button.

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

    Shifting Sands Sara Ware Bassett
  • A sudden tumescence of the ego and a furious exaltation of verbal powers upon losing a collar-button.

    The Roycroft Dictionary Elbert Hubbard
  • Or that other mean man I heard of, who was so economical that he used a wart on the back of his neck for a collar-button.

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

    Acres of Diamonds Russell H. Conwell
  • They have two feet, two hands and sometimes two wives—but never more than one collar-button or one idea at a time.

    A Guide to Men Helen Rowland
  • He was in his shirt-sleeves, his hands busy with the collar-button at the back of his neck.

    Running Sands Reginald Wright Kauffman
  • Don't you want to quit working your face all out of shape struggling with a collar-button?

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

  • Ludovic held his chin up high; his hands shook as he worked at his collar-button.

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