cos·​tum·​er ˈkä-ˌstü-mər How to pronounce costumer (audio)
 also  ˈkäs-ˌchü-;
: one that deals in or makes costumes
: an upright stand with hooks or pegs on which to hang clothes

Examples of costumer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of her coolest finds was at the home of a former costumer for Paramount. Hadley Meares, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 Apr. 2024 Shaw, a collector of Oz memorabilia, bought his pair from a film costumer in 1970. Sonja Anderson, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Mar. 2024 Actor Debbie Reynolds, matriarch of another Hollywood dynasty, also bought a rare pair from the lucky MGM costumer — prototype slippers with curly toes that were never used in the film. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 19 Mar. 2024 Those with more market leeway have more flexibility to raise prices while others may fear losing costumers to raised prices. USA TODAY, 31 Mar. 2024 Another costumer, Caitlin Dolittle, said that AI also threatens to change the way her job is done. Katcy Stephan, Variety, 3 Mar. 2024 West called on costumer Matt Reitsma to hand-print the Fremen alphabet onto Lady Jessica’s robes. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 26 Feb. 2024 The people who rewrite the songs and rerecord them into a different rendition that fits your voice, the costumers, the producers, the onset directors, the camera operators, everybody was just so on point., 25 Oct. 2023 Our staff and costumers have become our family over the years and they will be greatly missed. Adrienne Davis, Journal Sentinel, 25 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of costumer was in 1830

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“Costumer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


cos·​tum·​er ˈkäs-ˌt(y)ü-mər How to pronounce costumer (audio)
: one who makes, sells, or rents costumes

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