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bespoke

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adjective be·spoke \bi-ˈspōk, bē-\

Simple Definition of bespoke

  • : made to fit a particular person; also : producing clothes that are made to fit a particular person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bespoke

  1. 1 a :  custom-made <a bespoke suit> b :  dealing in or producing custom-made articles

  2. 2 dial :  engaged

Examples of bespoke in a sentence

  1. <a wealthy man who can easily afford bespoke suits>



Did You Know?

In the English language of yore, the verb bespeak had various meanings, including "to speak," "to accuse," and "to complain." In the 16th century, bespeak acquired another meaning - "to order or arrange in advance." It is from that sense that we get the adjective bespoke, referring to clothes and other things that are ordered before they are made. You are most likely to encounter this adjective in British contexts, such as the recent Reuters news story about a young pig in Northern England who was fitted with "bespoke miniature footwear" (custom-made Wellington boots) to help it overcome a phobia of mud.

Variants of bespoke

also bespoken play \-ˈspō-kən\

Origin of bespoke

past participle of bespeak


First Known Use: 1607

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