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

Definition of seamster

: a person employed at sewing especially : tailor

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Synonyms for seamster


sewer, stitcher

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Examples of seamster in a Sentence

a talented seamster who dreams of launching his own clothing line

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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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