seamstress

noun
seam·​stress | \ ˈsēm(p)-strəs also ˈsem(p)- How to pronounce seamstress (audio) \

Definition of seamstress

: a woman whose occupation is sewing

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Cindy's art extends across several mediums — a seamstress and chef extraordinaire. Mary Wakeford, azcentral, "Couple finds the perfect Victorian home in Peoria. Take a look," 22 Aug. 2019 The chickens represent the seamstresses Acero grew up with and the writings in the piece, some of which outline the chickens, recount her memories of growing up inside the clothing factory. Darryl Ratcliff, Dallas News, "Latina artists in Dallas showcase 'were told ‘no,’ and they triumphed anyway’," 25 July 2019 Nottage’s play takes place in 1905, and examines the common ground between a Black seamstress and a Jewish merchant. Hannah Herrera Greenspan, chicagotribune.com, "Northlight Theatre announces casting for its 45th season," 9 July 2019 Her special focus becomes Ruth Butterham, a 16-year-old seamstress and ladies’ maid awaiting trial for killing her mistress. Tom Nolan, WSJ, "Mysteries: The Phrenologist and the Seamstress," 14 June 2019 Then Malik loses his job at the local Vauxhall auto plant, and pressure on the whole family, including Javed’s seamstress mother, Noor (Meera Ganatra), goes up several notches. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Blinded by the Light’ irresistibly blends Bruce Springsteen and Bollywood," 15 Aug. 2019 Then Malik loses his job at the local Vauxhall auto plant, and pressure on the whole family, including Javed’s seamstress mother, Noor (Meera Ganatra), goes up several notches. Los Angeles Times, "Review: ‘Blinded by the Light’ irresistibly blends Bruce Springsteen and Bollywood," 14 Aug. 2019 And two of their seamstresses were at the All Star Game. Michael Mcknight, SI.com, "'He Pitched for Me': How the Angels Honored Tyler Skaggs in the Most Emotional No-Hitter in MLB History," 15 July 2019 His father was a trader and corn farmer; his mother was a seamstress. Washington Post, "Nuon Chea, Khmer Rouge’s infamous ‘Brother Number Two,’ dies at 93," 4 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of seamstress

1598, in the meaning defined above

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seamstress

noun

English Language Learners Definition of seamstress

: a woman who sews clothes, curtains, etc., as a job

seamstress

noun
seam·​stress | \ ˈsēm-strəs How to pronounce seamstress (audio) \

Kids Definition of seamstress

: a woman who sews especially for a living

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