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Pronunciation:  'butn`howl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a hole through which buttons are pushed
  2. [v]  detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of; as for political or economic favors

BUTTONHOLE is a 10 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: button hole, lobby
 See Also: beg, garment, hole, solicit, tap



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \But"ton*hole`\, n.
    The hole or loop in which a button is caught.
  2. \But"ton*hole`\, v. t.
    To hold at the button or buttonhole; to detain in
    conversation to weariness; to bore; as, he buttonholed me a
    quarter of an hour.
Thesaurus Terms
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