"buttons" Definition

  1. a page,—from the rows of gilt buttons which adorn his jacket.
  2. “not to have all one’s BUTTONS;” to be deficient in intellect. To “make BUTTONS” means for some occult reason to look sorry and sad. “He was making BUTTONS,” _i.e._, he was looking sorrowful. Perhaps because button-making is a sorry occupation.

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Position in the dictionary: 455 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: butty, buz, buz-bloke, buz-man, buz-napper’s academy, buzzer, by george, by golly, by jingo, byblow
Previous words in the dictionary: buttoner, button, butter-fingered, butter, butcher’s mourning, butcher, butcha, busy-sack, bustle, buster

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