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clothier

[klohth -yer, -ee-er] /ˈkloʊð yər, -i ər/
noun
1.
a retailer of clothing.
2.
a person who makes or sells cloth.
Origin of clothier
1325-1375
1325-75; cloth + -ier1; replacing Middle English clother
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clothier

/ˈkləʊðɪə/
noun
1.
a person who makes, sells, or deals in clothes or cloth
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n.

mid-14c., clother; late 15c., clothyer (late 13c. as a surname) Middle English agent noun from cloth; also see -ier, which is unetymological in this word and probably acquired by bad influence.

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