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button-down

[buht-n-doun]
adjective
1.
(of a shirt collar) having buttonholes so it can be buttoned to the body of the shirt.
2.
(of a shirt) having a button-down collar.
3.
(especially of attitudes, opinions, etc.) extremely conventional; unimaginative.
Also, buttoned-down.


Origin:
1930–35, Americanism

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button-down
 
adj
1.  (of a collar) having points that are fastened to the garment with buttons
2.  (of a shirt) having a button-down collar
3.  Also: buttoned-down conventional or conservative: a button-down corporate culture

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