buttonholer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

buttonhole +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

buttonholer (plural buttonholers)

  1. One who detains somebody in conversation against their will.
  2. An attachment for a sewing machine which automates the side-to-side and forward-and-backward motions involved in sewing a buttonhole.