shoemaker

noun
shoe·​mak·​er | \ ˈshü-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce shoemaker (audio) \

Definition of shoemaker

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a person whose occupation is making or repairing shoes

Shoemaker

biographical name
Shoe·​mak·​er | \ ˈshü-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce Shoemaker (audio) \

Definition of Shoemaker (Entry 2 of 2)

Eugene Merle 1928–1997 American planetary geologist

Examples of shoemaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Ferragamo has hired prominent social media figures to work on a digital marketing campaign, says the brokerage, noting an initiative of this scale is common practice for luxury brands, but a first for the shoemaker. WSJ, "European Equities Market Talk Roundup," 15 Jan. 2019 The items also include a chemise, cream and red stockings, a black shirt and two pairs of leather boots, which were made by shoemaker J. Sparks-Hall of London. Francisco Guzman And Brian Ries, CNN, "Queen Victoria's outfit was found in an old cabinet," 20 Jan. 2020 The show is filled with humor, but touching humanity of the relationship between Charlie Price, the son of his late shoemaker father, and Lola, the drag queen whose real name is Simon, who has his own complicated past. Richard Tribou, orlandosentinel.com, "New cruise ship Norwegian Encore brings end of era to Florida," 20 Nov. 2019 Tech-bro shoemaker Allbirds is calling out Amazon for copying a pair of its $95 sneakers made from fine merino wool and selling them for one-third the price, the latest brand backlash against the world’s biggest online retailer. Fortune, "Allbirds Mocks Amazon for Selling Sneaker Look-Alike That’s Short on Eco-Friendly Materials," 25 Nov. 2019 From Cinderella to working-class caricatures like Gnafron, a poor shoemaker, puppets in elaborate costumes animated by hand, string or stick keep audiences of every age rapt. Liz Alderman, New York Times, "The French Theaters Where the iPhone Is No Match for Guignol," 11 Nov. 2019 So did Danny Mackey, a former Nike employee who later got a job coaching the professional track team sponsored by Brooks, a competing shoemaker. oregonlive, "Pursuing Alberto Salazar, anti-doping agency found itself fighting Nike," 6 Oct. 2019 In 1830, Caesar Beman’s son Jehiel, a shoemaker and minister in Colchester, moved his family to Middletown. Kathleen Mcwilliams, courant.com, "Meet the Bemans, a family of African Americans who shaped the Abolitionist movement from Middletown," 28 Sep. 2019 In a letter last month, over 170 shoemakers and retailers called on Mr. Trump to halt the trade war with China, which supplies almost 70 percent of shoes sold in the United States. Sapna Maheshwari, New York Times, "‘Catastrophic,’ ‘Cataclysmic’: Trump’s Tariff Threat Has Retailers Sounding Alarm," 16 June 2019

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Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Shoemaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shoemaker. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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shoemaker

noun
How to pronounce Shoemaker (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of shoemaker

: someone who makes or repairs shoes

shoemaker

noun
shoe·​mak·​er | \ ˈshü-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce shoemaker (audio) \

Kids Definition of shoemaker

: a person who makes or repairs shoes

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