noun \kü-ˈtr, -ˈtuer\

: the business of designing, making, or selling women's clothes; also : women's clothes in general

Full Definition of COUTURE

:  the business of designing, making, and selling fashionable custom-made women's clothing
:  the designers and establishments engaged in couture
:  the clothes created by couture

Examples of COUTURE

  1. The book discusses the relationship between culture and couture.
  2. I can't afford to wear couture.

Origin of COUTURE

French, from Old French cousture sewing, from Vulgar Latin *consutura, from Latin consutus, past participle of consuere to sew together, from com- + suere to sew — more at sew
First Known Use: 1908

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator


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