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

Definition of shoemaker

: a person whose occupation is making or repairing shoes

Examples of shoemaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Constructing the shoes this way allows the shoemaker to avoid using an additional layer of lining to help stiffen the shoe. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 31 May 2022 The insole is emblazoned with a special-edition Off-White c/o Church’s logo that shows the shoemaker’s name surrounded by hand figures, another Albloh touch. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 28 June 2022 The shoemaker’s wife never has any shoes is a proverb that means those closest to an expert don’t benefit from their expertise. Joseph Milano, Forbes, 16 June 2022 The platform version is currently sold out on the shoemaker’s website, but the variation with the lower heel height is still available. Leah Campano, Seventeen, 26 Apr. 2022 Elves named Mortz, Schwartz, Hazel, Gracie and Studebaker then help the shoemaker named Lockhart Cobblestone by secretly making shoes for the town of Clankbottom. Jessi Virtusio, Chicago Tribune, 30 June 2022 The start of summer and perhaps the premiere of Elvis (for which the shoemaker outfitted Austin Butler's Elvis in slick footwear). Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 16 June 2022 Avenatti was previously convicted of trying to extort Nike if the shoemaker didn't pay him up to $25 million. CBS News, 16 June 2022 In 2015, James reached a lifetime deal with shoemaker Nike. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, 3 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of shoemaker

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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11 Aug 2022

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“Shoemaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of shoemaker

: a person who makes or repairs shoes

Shoemaker biographical name

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

Definition of Shoemaker

Eugene Merle 1928–1997 American planetary geologist

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