mo·​diste | \ mō-ˈdēst How to pronounce modiste (audio) \

Definition of modiste

: one who makes and sells fashionable dresses and hats for women

Examples of modiste in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But at least a conversation about Cressida's love for the new modiste in town sparks an idea in Penelope. Sara Netzley,, 26 Mar. 2022 That's right—someone besides the modiste finally knows Whistledown's identity, and Eloise is considerably less pleased about it. ELLE, 2 Apr. 2022 But the first season saw Benedict going to an orgy and also hooking up with the modiste…neither of which happen in the books. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 25 Mar. 2022 New characters are introduced, such as the gossip-loving Queen Charlotte and modiste Genevieve Delacroix, and a few subplots are reimagined. Leah Campano, Seventeen, 24 Mar. 2022 The experience features immersive rooms, including a visit to Madame Delacroix’s modiste to get fitted for the occasion and a stop at an underground Regency-era painting studio to strike a regal pose. Alejandra Gularte, Vulture, 9 Sep. 2021 Immersive rooms will offer fans the chance to visit Madame Delacroix's modiste to be fitted for an audience with the Queen, make a stop at an underground painting studio to strike a regal pose, and even meet the Queen. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 9 Sep. 2021 Owning his birthright as the second son, Benedict (Luke Thompson) experiments with a bohemian lifestyle as an artist, gets intrigued by gay men, but opts for a tryst with the modiste instead. Zoe Haylock, Vulture, 12 Jan. 2021 Annis is a glamour modiste, or dressmaker who can enchant a garment’s color, style, and fabric. Katie Ward Beim-esche, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 Nov. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of modiste

1802, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for modiste

French, from mode style, mode

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“Modiste.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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