noun tai·lor \ˈtā-lər\

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

Full Definition of TAILOR

:  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

Other Job Terms

factotum, milliner, ostler, scrivener, tinker, webster, wordsmith



: 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
:  to do the work of a tailor
transitive verb
a :  to make or fashion as the work of a tailor
b :  to make or adapt to suit a special need or purpose
:  to fit with clothes
:  to style with trim straight lines and finished handwork

Examples of TAILOR

  1. I had my suit tailored.
  2. They tailored the show for younger audiences.

First Known Use of TAILOR


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