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


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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 Take a shoemaker who learns a new skill and can now make two pairs of $100 shoes in an hour instead of only one pair. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, "Worker pay is stagnant — economists blame robots," 4 Oct. 2019 Some people Scalise painted were friends, like John, a shoemaker at Main and Pratt streets in Meriden. Susan Dunne,, "Nicholas Scalise’s love for people shines in watercolors on exhibit in West Hartford," 23 Sep. 2019 Salcido owns Softstar Shoes, a handmade leather shoemaker that is one of Oregon’s greenest footwear businesses. High School Journalism Institute,, "Oregon shoe companies big and small step up green initiatives," 19 July 2019 Nike, which could be a gauge of the trade war’s effect on shoemakers and retailers, will report fiscal first-quarter results Tuesday., "Bond yields declined, a sign that investors were seeking to avoid some risk.," 24 Sep. 2019 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,, "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

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First Known Use of shoemaker


14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Shoemaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Apr. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of shoemaker

: someone who makes or repairs shoes


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: a person who makes or repairs shoes

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