One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A stud used to fasten a detachable collar to a shirt.
- ‘While Fielding is dressing, he drops his collar stud and steps on it.’
- ‘Have you got nothing more serious to worry about? - an answer so spontaneous, fresh and amused as if the intruding annoyance had been the loss of a collar stud.’
- ‘Given these constraints, as oppressive as the white tie and collar studs the men joylessly wear, the actors give focused, intelligent performances.’
- ‘The cup was almost identical to the Bronze Age Rillaton cup, found in Cornwall in 1837 alongside a skeleton and used by George V to store his collar studs.’
collar stud/ˈkälər stəd/
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