tailoring

noun

tai·​lor·​ing ˈtā-lə-riŋ How to pronounce tailoring (audio)
1
a
: the business or occupation of a tailor
b
: the work or workmanship of a tailor
2
: the making or adapting of something to suit a particular purpose

Examples of tailoring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nike also plans to provide custom tailoring at the games. Juliana Kim, NPR, 15 Apr. 2024 What started as a brick-and-mortar tailoring shop evolved into an online platform, thanks to the 2020 lockdown, offering convenient alterations services accessible to customers across the United States. Hilary Tetenbaum, USA TODAY, 13 Apr. 2024 The glamour of the Amalfi Coast, Dickie’s impeccable tailoring, and the aim of Tom’s deceptions—insinuating himself into Dickie’s life and ultimately taking it, in more ways than one—made for a satisfying thriller with a rare sense of style. The New Yorker, 5 Apr. 2024 Over the past six months, Song has worked with stylist Britt Theodora to continue delivering brilliant variations on that theme: outfits that are typically black-and-white, with tailoring as their backbone, then elevated with a touch of the subversive or surreal. Liam Hess, Vogue, 6 Mar. 2024 For longtime client Powell, the stylist sticks to classic tailoring, such as a tobacco brown Brioni suit sans tie at the SAG Awards. Carol McColgin, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Mar. 2024 The American actor has brought his unique flair to each red carpet, pairing classic tailoring with modern accessories that command attention. Cait Bazemore, Robb Report, 11 Mar. 2024 Turns out, the Oppenheimer star, who is famously press shy, treats the event like any other awards ceremony—with a tasteful (and super stealthy) eye towards tailoring, which is always meant to seamlessly blend in, not stand out. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 11 Mar. 2024 Though, Scorsese is a notorious menswear fan with impeccable taste in tailoring who is being feted by Giorgio Armani the night before the awards ceremony. Dave Schilling, Los Angeles Times, 8 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1662, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of tailoring was in 1662

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Cite this Entry

“Tailoring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tailoring. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

tailoring

noun
tai·​lor·​ing ˈtā-lə-riŋ How to pronounce tailoring (audio)
1
a
: the business or occupation of a tailor
b
: the work or quality of work of a tailor
2
: the making or adapting of something to suit a particular purpose
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