couture

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noun cou·ture \kü-ˈtu̇r, -ˈtuer\

Definition of couture

  1. 1 :  the business of designing, making, and selling fashionable custom-made women's clothing

  2. 2 :  the designers and establishments engaged in couture

  3. 3 :  the clothes created by couture

Examples of couture in a sentence

  1. The book discusses the relationship between culture and couture.

  2. 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

couture

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noun cou·ture \kü-ˈtu̇r, -ˈtuer\

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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