cloth·​ier ˈklōt͟h-yər How to pronounce clothier (audio)
: one who makes or sells clothing

Examples of clothier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The home of the late clothier has been hoisted onto the market, listed for $12.5 million with Ian Slater and Alex Antigua of Compass. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 13 Oct. 2023 Two people, working in tandem, had successfully impersonated the ninety-five-year-old clothier and Hollywood producer Sidney Kimmel and his wife, Caroline Davis. Charles Bethea, The New Yorker, 28 Aug. 2023 As creative director of the New York City custom clothier J. Mueser, Matthew Woodruff (above) knows his way around tailoring. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 4 Apr. 2023 Hip Hop Shop The boutique shop run by designer and clothier Maurice Malone had a brief but important life from 1993 to 1997, serving as a focal point for Detroit’s small but creatively vibrant hip-hop scene. Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press, 31 Aug. 2023 Down Under clothier Informale is headed to the Big Apple for its first U.S. pop-up, which will be held from May 3 to 6 at the street-level storefront of West Village tailor J. Mueser, located at 19 Christopher Street. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 3 May 2023 The exhibition first went on display in the clothier’s flagship SoHo store on May 11 when the print was launched with a line of apparel blending the functional aspects of postal uniforms with the carefree nature of summer wardrobe pieces before it was brought to the Beverly Hills boutique. Brande Victorian, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 July 2023 The Original Madras Trading Company remains in the business of weaving exclusive cloths for other clothiers, but now finds itself being namechecked in the process. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 30 May 2023 Daud Shuja, owner and designer of Franco Uomo, a luxury clothier based in San Jose, said new customers who live in San Francisco drive at least an hour to the store. Anne D'innocenzio, Fortune, 16 July 2023 See More

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Word History


Middle English, alteration of clother, from cloth

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of clothier was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Clothier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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cloth·​ier ˈklōt͟h-yər How to pronounce clothier (audio)
: a person who makes or sells cloth or clothing
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