Definition of seamstress
: a woman whose occupation is sewing
Recent Examples of seamstress from the Web
Born on Dec. 2, 1946, the son of a seamstress and an appliance salesman from dirt-poor Reggio di Calabria in Southern Italy, Gianni Versace grew up surrounded by sewing machines and fabrics in his mother's studio.
Most Americans know almost from birth the story of the creation of the U.S. flag, how Betsy Ross, a seamstress for the Pennsylvania navy, first designed the Stars and Stripes during the American Revolution.
L'Nique's warehouse is stocked with thousands of linens in a rainbow of designs, fabrics, textures, patterns and colors, with two on-site seamstresses that can stitch linens, table runners, and napkins to fit.
Khan was born and raised in London, growing up in Tooting, in the south of the city, to bus driver and seamstress parents who had emigrated from Pakistan.
Nerys Góngora, a seamstress who came from Cuba in 1980.
According to legend, Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Ross designed the new canton for the flag, which consisted of a circle of 13 stars and a blue background, at the request of General George Washington.
Khan was born and raised in cramped government housing in London, the son of a Pakistani bus driver and seamstress, immigrants who moved to London in the 1960s.
Rosario was convicted in April of murdering 83-year-old Elena Ortega, a Cuban immigrant and seamstress who lived in his Orange County neighborhood, near the intersection of South Semoran Boulevard and Turnbull Drive.
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First Known Use of seamstress
SEAMSTRESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of seamstress for English Language Learners
: a woman who sews clothes, curtains, etc., as a job
SEAMSTRESS Defined for Kids
Definition of seamstress for Students
: a woman who sews especially for a living
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