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  • A hole through which buttons are pushed.
  • (mostly British) a flower worn in the buttonhole; a boutonniere
  • (slang) To grab someone (by the shirt).
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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