buttons

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbʌtn̩z/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: but‧tons

Noun[edit]

buttons

  1. plural of button

Noun[edit]

buttons

  1. The dung of sheep.
  2. (colloquial) A remote control.
  3. (colloquial, dated) A boy servant, or page.
    • 1860 December – 1861 August, Charles Dickens, Great Expectations [], volume (please specify |volume=I to III), London: Chapman and Hall, [], published October 1861, OCLC 3359935:
      A Custum' Us officer knows what to do with his Buttons, "said the Jack , repeating the obnoxious word with the greatest contempt , “when they comes betwixt him and his own light [] "
  4. (slang) A policeman.
    • 1939, Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep, Penguin 2011, p. 78:
      ‘Go ahead, call the buttons. You'll get a big reaction from it.’

Verb[edit]

buttons

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of button

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

buttons

  1. inflection of butter:
    1. first-person plural present indicative
    2. first-person plural imperative