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tailor

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noun tai·lor \ˈtā-lər\

Definition of tailor

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

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


First Known Use: 13th century


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tailor

verb tai·lor

Definition of tailor

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to make or fashion as the work of a tailorb :  to make or adapt to suit a special need or purpose

  3. 2 :  to fit with clothes

  4. 3 :  to style with trim straight lines and finished handwork

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  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.

1719

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

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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

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


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tailor

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verb tai·lor

Definition of tailor for Students

tailored

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tailoring

  1. 1 :  to make or make adjustments in (clothes)

  2. 2 :  to change to fit a special need They tailored their plans to suit the weather.



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