seamster

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

Definition of seamster

: a person employed at sewing especially : tailor

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms for seamster

Synonyms

sewer, stitcher

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of seamster in a Sentence

a talented seamster who dreams of launching his own clothing line

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about seamster

Statistics for seamster

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for seamster

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

See more words from the same century

More from Merriam-Webster on seamster

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for seamster

Comments on seamster

What made you want to look up seamster? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!