Meaning of “button-down” in the English Dictionary

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"button-down" in American English

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button-downadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈbʌt·ənˌdɑʊn/

(of a shirt) having a collar that has the pointed ends fastened to the shirt by buttons

(Definition of “button-down” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"button-down" in Business English

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uk us also buttoned-down

having a traditional or formal style:

He took a button-down job as an options trader on the floor of the stock exchange.
How well will his laid-back attitude fit with the more button-down style of a large corporation, where coats and ties are the rule?

(Definition of “button-down” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)