cuff link

cuff link

noun
one of a pair of linked ornamental buttons or buttonlike devices for fastening a shirt cuff.
Also, cufflink.


Origin:
1895–1900

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

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cuff link

small ornamental device, generally a pair of linked buttons or one button that fastens with a bar or shank, inserted through buttonholes to keep the cuff of a shirt or blouse closed. Cuff buttons took the place of cuff strings in the 17th century, and the word link appeared as early as 1788.

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