seam·​ster ˈsēm(p)-stər How to pronounce seamster (audio)
 also  ˈsem(p)-
: a person employed at sewing
especially : tailor

Examples of seamster in a Sentence

a talented seamster who dreams of launching his own clothing line
Recent Examples on the Web The difference, while unnoticeable to the untrained eye, was a detail the seamster wanted to get right. Cassandra Jaramillo, Dallas News, 2 Feb. 2021 Gilbert Baker is the seamster responsible for creating the most enduring symbol of the LGBTQ rights movement: the rainbow flag. Tim Fitzsimons, NBC News, 3 June 2019

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Word History


Middle English semester, semster, from Old English sēamestre seamstress, tailor, from sēam seam

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of seamster was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Seamster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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