cloth·​ier | \ ˈklōt͟h-yər How to pronounce clothier (audio) , ˈklō-t͟hē-ər \

Definition of clothier

: one who makes or sells clothing

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Recent Examples on the Web Plus, tunes from DJ A-Twist and a pop-up shop by vintage clothier/menswear company Goody Vault. Matt Wake |, al, "Top Huntsville arts/entertainment picks for the week," 22 Dec. 2020 Harold Morrow Sherman was the eldest son of men's clothier Thomas H. Sherman and Alcinda Morrow Sherman. Tom Dillard, Arkansas Online, "OPINION | TOM DILLARD: A prolific proponent of the paranormal," 6 Dec. 2020 The Unprecedented Times sale at this sophisticated women’s clothier is well underway. Leigh-ann Jackson, Los Angeles Times, "Black Friday 2020: 17 places to shop in L.A. and online," 17 Nov. 2020 Simon Property has rolled up several retailers this year that operate in its malls, including men's clothier Brooks Brothers, fast-fashion seller Forever 21 and denim store Lucky Brand. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, "J.C. Penney exits bankruptcy in a deal that saves 60,000 jobs," 10 Nov. 2020 Earlier this year, Simon Property bought men's clothier Brooks Brothers, fast fashion retailer Forever 21 and denim store Lucky Brand. CBS News, "JCPenney says it hopes to exit bankruptcy by Christmas," 21 Oct. 2020 Gormley opened Gormley & Gamble, the first custom clothier on Savile Row exclusively for women. Josh Linkner, Detroit Free Press, "The unusual suspects just might be your next business win," 5 Sep. 2020 In the midst of a pandemic that may well lead to the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, one risks accusations of heartlessness by lamenting the fate of a men's clothier. Matthew Walther, TheWeek, "The sad end of Brooks Brothers," 12 July 2020 In more recent years, columnist Herb Caen, society clothier Wilkes Bashford, 49ers star Dwight Clark and José Julio Sarria, known as the first openly gay candidate for political office in the U.S., were eulogized there. Bill Van Niekerken,, "Worth the wait: Grace Cathedral’s early days and biggest moments," 17 June 2020

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First Known Use of clothier

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clothier

Middle English, alteration of clother, from cloth

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7 Jan 2021

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“Clothier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of clothier

somewhat old-fashioned : a person or business that makes or sells clothing

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