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but·ton·hole

buttonhole

 
pronunciation:
buh tn hol
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a small slit in a piece of clothing through which a button can be fastened.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: buttonholes, buttonholing, buttonholed
definition: to stop and force one's conversation upon
My friend often buttonholes me to talk about herself.
derivation: buttonholer (n.)
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