tai·​lored | \ˈtā-lərd \

Definition of tailored 

1 : fashioned or fitted to resemble a tailor's work

3 : having the look of one fitted by a custom tailor

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Examples of tailored in a Sentence

pants bought off the rack never fit me so I have to buy tailored ones instead

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The bedazzled, baby-blue jumpsuit featured a plunging V-neck, an open back, and perfectly tailored pants that just skimmed the tops of her strappy heels. Andrea Park, Allure, "Issa Rae's 2018 Emmys Jumpsuit Is Embroidered With 3,000 Crystals," 17 Sep. 2018 Musicians, cooks, and wait- staff were dressed in tailored Moroccan garb designed by Saint Laurent. Marian Mcevoy, ELLE Decor, "An Intimate Look Inside Yves Saint Laurent’s Private Marrakech Home," 2 Aug. 2018 Queen Letizia’s two-piece ensemble featured a tailored waistcoat with a high lapel. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Queen Letizia of Spain Suits Up for a Military Ceremony," 18 July 2018 Sharp edges are in for spring, so try adopting a more tailored look. Rebecca Deczynski, Woman's Day, "The 3 Biggest, Most Wearable Trends for Spring 2014," 10 Sep. 2013 The professionals in tailored shirts and ties crossed paths in the halls with revelers in bright red Alexander Ovechkin shirts. Drew Fitzgerald, WSJ, "No Phones, No Exits: The AT&T Judge Wanted Folks to Hear His Verdict," 12 June 2018 The pharmacists take a personal approach, offering tailored advice and product recommendations based on each customers skin. Talia Abbas, SELF, "9 Cult French Pharmacy Products Available on Amazon," 4 July 2018 David wore a tailored suit with skinny tie for the occasion, while Victoria wore an oversize blazer with a matching skinny pants and black stilettos. Colleen Kratofil, PEOPLE.com, "Victoria Beckham Has Date Night with Brooklyn One Day After Twinning with David in Matching Suits," 27 June 2018 The program comes with $92 million in new revenue from federal, state and other sources and allows judges to order tailored treatment programs. Jeff Mcdonald, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Flush with cash, San Diego County is poised to adopt its biggest budget in history," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of tailored

1862, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of tailored was in 1862

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