tai·​lored | \ ˈtā-lərd How to pronounce tailored (audio) \

Definition of tailored

1 : fashioned or fitted to resemble a tailor's work
3 : having the look of one fitted by a custom tailor

Examples of tailored in a Sentence

pants bought off the rack never fit me so I have to buy tailored ones instead
Recent Examples on the Web Colorful kitchen appliances can offer major benefits for those who like a tailored look. Kristina Mcguirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Sep. 2022 Gone are the tailored suits and stiletto heels, replaced by denim skirts and white sneakers. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 9 Aug. 2022 If a more tailored approach, like extending the Curt Flood Act to cover minor league players and operations, was taken, what would be the impact? Rondald Blum, Hartford Courant, 18 July 2022 And while Republicans could be pushed away from flat-out bans because of their unpopularity, more tailored bans could gain traction. Cheyenne Haslett, ABC News, 2 July 2022 Some urged a more tailored approach, even as the White House's more precise efforts struggle to gain traction. New York Times, 22 June 2022 In the upper chamber, a bipartisan group of senators have been working on a more tailored plan to curb gun violence, and negotiators are aiming to reach consensus on a measure by the end of the week. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 9 June 2022 This type of data opens the door not only to more tailored tactics, but also custom messaging. Partner Content, Variety, 2 June 2022 But this year’s red carpet promised a more tailored approach, with celebrities from Janelle Monaé to Sarah Jessica Parker stepping back in time with fitting corset-dresses, sharp suits, and plenty of white ties. Isabel Lord, Forbes, 3 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of tailored

1862, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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24 Sep 2022

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“Tailored.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tailored. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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