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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 outer garments

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

  • intransitive verb
    1. :  to do the work of a tailor

    2. transitive verb
    3. 1a :  to make or fashion as the work of a tailorb :  to make or adapt to suit a special need or purpose

    4. 2 :  to fit with clothes

    5. 3 :  to style with trim straight lines and finished handwork

    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

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    noun tai·lor \ˈtā-lər\

    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


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    tailor

    verb tai·lor

    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

    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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