button man


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button man

n.
A low-ranking member of an organized crime syndicate.

[From a comparison between such a man and a soldier (wearing a uniform with buttons).]

but′ton man`


n.
[1970–75]
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Woody, Button Man, The Painter, Becca and Scott have been driving home the message at Cardiff Students' Union, that student digs should no longer be easy targets for burglars.
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