noun al·ter·a·tion·ist \ˌȯl-tə-ˈrā-sh(ə-)nist\

Definition of alterationist



  1. :  someone who makes changes in fitting new or old garments :  a person whose job is to make clothing alterations (see alteration 2b) The afternoon may be spent having fittings with one of the store’s 15 alterationists. — Bernadette Morra, Toronto Star, 16 Aug. 1990 Like any good image consultant, I keep a roster of tailors and alterationists just in case a client decides it's time to fix all those pieces that are just taking up space. — Gillian Armour, Albuquerque Journal, 1 Nov. 2009

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Origin and Etymology of alterationist

alteration + 1-ist

First Known Use: 1916

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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