al·​ter·​a·​tion·​ist | \ ˌȯl-tə-ˈrā-sh(ə-)nist How to pronounce alterationist (audio) \
plural alterationists

Definition of alterationist

: someone who makes changes in fitting new or old garments : a person whose job is to make clothing alterations (see alteration sense 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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First Known Use of alterationist

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alterationist

alteration + -ist entry 1

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“Alterationist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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