seam·​ster | \ ˈsēm(p)-stər How to pronounce seamster (audio) also ˈsem(p)- \

Definition of seamster

: a person employed at sewing especially : tailor

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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, "‘Ready to get to work’: Dallas Police Chief Eddie García on the job even before Day 1," 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, "#Pride50: Gilbert Baker — Creator of the rainbow pride flag," 3 June 2019

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First Known Use of seamster

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for seamster

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

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

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20 Feb 2021

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“Seamster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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