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[kos-too-mer, -tyoo-; ko-stoo-mer, -styoo-] /ˈkɒs tu mər, -tyu-; kɒˈstu mər, -ˈstyu-/
a person who makes, sells, or rents costumes, as for theatrical productions.
a clothes tree.
Origin of costumer
An Americanism dating back to 1860-65; costume + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Holbein's portrait was the costumer's model, and every detail was faithfully followed.

    Sir Joshua Reynolds Estelle M. Hurll
  • "You will not need to change your pants, I think," said the costumer.

    Shoulder-Straps Henry Morford
  • The girls were disappointed to find that Mrs. Halsey was no longer at the costumer's.

    Witch Winnie Elizabeth W. Champney
  • "Yes, the face—that is what we are coming to," replied the costumer.

    Shoulder-Straps Henry Morford
  • He has probably opened a costumer's shop on Halsted street with them.

  • She loves costly attire, but her taste, and that of her costumer, are perfect.

    Is Polite Society Polite? Julia Ward Howe
  • He gave the costumer a letter which he had received from Mitchel, dated at Philadelphia yesterday.

    An Artist in Crime Rodrigues Ottolengui
  • You don't suppose that I would hire a dress for the concert at a costumer's?

    Witch Winnie Elizabeth W. Champney
  • After this, they called at a costumer's establishment; it was to a ball they were going.

    Sentimental Education Vol 1 Gustave Flaubert

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