Definition of couture
1 : the business of designing, making, and selling fashionable custom-made women's clothing <the world of Paris couture>
2 : the designers and establishments engaged in couture <dresses made by the couture>
3 : the clothes created by couture <The actress was wearing couture.>
Examples of couture in a sentence
The book discusses the relationship between culture and couture.
I can't afford to wear couture.
Origin and Etymology of couture
French, from Old French cousture sewing, from Vulgar Latin *consutura, from Latin consutus, past participle of consuere to sew together, from com- + suere to sew — more at sew
First Known Use: 1908
COUTURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of couture for English Language Learners
: the business of designing, making, or selling women's clothes; also : women's clothes in general
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