button-down definition

  • adjective:
    • Having the finishes associated with collar fastened down by buttons: a button-down clothing.
    • Conservative, main-stream, or unimaginative: "a colorful personality in the buttoned-down, dull-gray world of business” ( Newsweek).
    • Of a collar, able to be buttoned down to the top, as over a necktie.
    • Severe; staid; businesslike.
    • conventional; conventional; unimaginative.
    • unimaginatively mainstream
    • of a shirt; obtaining the stops of the collar fastened down by buttons
  • noun:
    • A shirt with a button-down collar

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