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 In addition, the shoemaker saw its net income margin expand a massive 1290 basis points to 22.6% during this period. Trefis Team, Forbes, 24 May 2021 The taking of our lives—lives of a good shoemaker and a poor fish peddler—all! Annika Neklason, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 May 2021 Another special pair in the exhibit is a pair of brocade boots that Versace had made for Prince as a gift (it was made by shoemaker Cos Kyriacou, using Versace fabric). Christian Allaire, Vogue, 18 May 2021 Other potential bidders for the business include South Korea’s Fila, U.S.-based shoemaker Wolverine, as well as financial investors TPG and Apollo. Zinnia Lee, Forbes, 7 May 2021 There are plenty of points along the manufacturing process where a shoemaker can reduce its carbon emissions—materials, manufacturing, transportation, and end of life, among others. Adrienne So, Wired, 12 May 2021 Shares of Crocs, the maker of foam clogs worn by everyone from children to celebrity chefs, soared Tuesday after the shoemaker raised its 2021 sales forecast. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 27 Apr. 2021 Crocs' bittersweet moment arrived in the midst of a global pandemic when the shoemaker logged its best sales ever in 2020. Parija Kavilanz, CNN, 27 Apr. 2021 While searching for potential grant funding for Edison’s art department, Boone found a contest by the popular shoemaker Vans. Elaine Ayala, San Antonio Express-News, 20 Apr. 2021

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of shoemaker

: someone who makes or repairs shoes


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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