Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Word of the Day: Buttonhole

Buttonhole (but-ton-hole) \But-un-hohl\
1 : a slit or loop through which a button is passed
2 : chiefly British : boutonniere

transitive verb
1 : to furnish with buttonholes
2 : to work with buttonhole stitch 
3 : to detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of 
Word Origin
alteration of buttonhold
First Known Use: 1857
From Bing Translator:
French: Boutonnière
Spanish: Ojal
German: Knopfloch
Russian: Бутоньерки

1 comment:

  1. I'm not going to lie. I giggled a little when I first read the word of the day. I didn't read the "on" in buttonhole. Probably a sure sign I need sleep. Keep em coming!!