shirt·​mak·​er | \ ˈshərt-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce shirtmaker (audio) \

Definition of shirtmaker

: one that makes shirts

Examples of shirtmaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gaziano & Girling and Sexton, along with eyewear brand E.B. Meyrowitz and shirtmaker Budd, banded together to form the London Collective this past fall, going on a trunk show tour of the US as a team. Kareem Rashed, Robb Report, 31 Mar. 2022 Said tailor bringing a bespoke shirtmaker, shoemaker and spectacle maker with them. Aleks Cvetkovic, Robb Report, 3 Nov. 2021 There, in a small workshop overlooking a giant sugar factory, Jake Wigham, a 31-year-old tailor and shirtmaker, is building a cult following for his Ivy League menswear staples—particularly his handmade button-down shirts. Aleks Cvetkovic, Robb Report, 30 June 2021 With Nothing Underneath, a cult London shirtmaker that does boyish British tailoring for women, tried to guess. WSJ, 4 May 2021 Turnbull & Asser is the beloved British shirtmaker and holder of the Royal Warrant for its shirtmaking. Felicity Carter, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2021 Meanwhile, some shirtmakers from Hawaii’s old guard are still going strong. Teddy Brokaw, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 Apr. 2020 Her striped shirt recalled the styles sold at Jermyn Street shirtmakers, while the fluid trousers were an elegant and girlish foil. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, 14 July 2018 Dubbed the shirtmaker of presidents, the label has a decades long history of dressing heads of state. Rosemary Feitelberg | Wwd,, 25 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of shirtmaker

1590, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shirtmaker was in 1590

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29 Jul 2022

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“Shirtmaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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