buttony

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

button +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

buttony (comparative more buttony, superlative most buttony)

  1. Ornamented with buttons.
    The buttony boy. — Thackeray.
    My coat so blue and buttony. — W. S. Gilbert.

Noun[edit]

buttony (uncountable)

  1. The manufacture of buttons.
    • 2010, David Hilliam, Little Book of Dorset
      Catastrophically for Dorset buttony, Ashton's buttonmaking machine was invented in 1850 and proudly exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851. As a consequence of this invention, the Dorset cottage industry collapsed virtually overnight []