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tailor

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noun tai·lor \ ˈtā-lər \

Definition of tailor

:a person whose occupation is making or altering garments (such as suits, jackets, and dresses) typically to fit a particular person

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Origin and Etymology of tailor

Middle English taillour, from Anglo-French taillur, from tailler, taillier to cut, from Late Latin taliare, from Latin talea plant cutting, thin piece of wood


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tailor

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Definition of tailor

transitive verb
1 a :to make or fashion as the work of a tailor
b :to make or adapt to suit a special need or purpose
2 :to fit with clothes
3 :to style with trim straight lines and finished handwork
intransitive verb
:to do the work of a tailor

Examples of tailor in a Sentence

  1. I had my suit tailored.

  2. They tailored the show for younger audiences.

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First Known Use of tailor

1719

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TAILOR Defined for English Language Learners

tailor

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noun

Definition of tailor for English Language Learners

  • : a person who makes men's clothes (such as suits and jackets) that are measured to fit a particular person


tailor

verb

Definition of tailor for English Language Learners

  • : to make (clothing that is measured to fit a particular person)

  • : to make or change (something) so that it meets a special need or purpose


TAILOR Defined for Kids

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tailor

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noun tai·lor \ ˈtā-lər \

Definition of tailor for Students

:a person whose business is making or making adjustments in clothes

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tailor

verb

Definition of tailor for Students

tailored; tailoring
1 :to make or make adjustments in (clothes)
2 :to change to fit a special need
  • They tailored their plans to suit the weather.


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