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tailor

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noun tai·lor \ˈtā-lər\

Simple Definition of tailor

  • : a person who makes men's clothes (such as suits and jackets) that are measured to fit a particular person

Full Definition of tailor

  1. :  a person whose occupation is making or altering outer garments

Origin of tailor

Middle English taillour, from Anglo-French taillur, from tailler, taillier to cut, from Late Latin taliare, from Latin talea plant cutting, thin piece of wood


First Known Use: 13th century


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tailor

verb tai·lor

Simple Definition of tailor

  • : to make (clothing that is measured to fit a particular person)

  • : to make or change (something) so that it meets a special need or purpose

Full Definition of tailor

  • intransitive verb
    1. :  to do the work of a tailor

    2. transitive verb
    3. 1a :  to make or fashion as the work of a tailorb :  to make or adapt to suit a special need or purpose

    4. 2 :  to fit with clothes

    5. 3 :  to style with trim straight lines and finished handwork


    TAILOR Defined for Kids

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    tailor

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    noun tai·lor \ˈtā-lər\

    Definition of tailor

    1. :  a person whose business is making or making adjustments in clothes




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    tailor

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    verb tai·lor

    Definition of tailor

    tai·loredtai·lor·ing

    1. 1 :  to make or make adjustments in (clothes)

    2. 2 :  to change to fit a special need <They tailored their plans to suit the weather.>





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