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1tailor

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

2tailor

verb

: 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
1
a :  to make or fashion as the work of a tailor
b :  to make or adapt to suit a special need or purpose
2
:  to fit with clothes
3
:  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

1719

Other Handicraft Terms

biscuit, darn, tambour, wrought
TAILOR Defined for Kids

1tailor

noun tai·lor \ˈtā-lər\

Definition of TAILOR for Kids

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

2tailor

verb
tai·loredtai·lor·ing

Definition of TAILOR for Kids

1
:  to make or make adjustments in (clothes)
2
:  to change to fit a special need <They tailored their plans to suit the weather.>
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