Definitions for: Buttonhole

[n] a hole through which buttons are pushed
[v] detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of; as for political or economic favors

Webster (1913) Definition: But"ton*hole`, n.
The hole or loop in which a button is caught.

But"ton*hole`, v. t.
To hold at the button or buttonhole; to detain in
conversation to weariness; to bore; as, he buttonholed me a
quarter of an hour.

Synonyms: button hole, lobby

See Also: beg, garment, hole, solicit, tap

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