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[ko-stoo-mee-er, -styoo-; French kaws-ty-myey] /kɒˈstu mi ər, -ˈstyu-; French kɔs tüˈmyeɪ/
noun, plural costumiers
[ko-stoo-mee-erz, -styoo-; French kaws-ty-myey] /kɒˈstu mi ərz, -ˈstyu-; French kɔs tüˈmyeɪ/ (Show IPA)
costumer (def 1).
Origin of costumier
From French; See origin at costume, -ier2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And any disguise you may think of, that too I could procure from a costumier, a Jew I know.

    Under Western Eyes Joseph Conrad
  • It was a figure that might have appealed more to the sculptor than to the costumier.

    The Moon and Sixpence W. Somerset Maugham
  • In short, her costumier was an artist who knew her business.

    The Everlasting Arms

    Joseph Hocking
  • Next Fukuchi proceeded to make for the costumier a drawing of a girl.

    Japan Dorothy Menpes
  • I confided myself at first to the hands of the costumier with characteristic truthfulness.

    Memoirs of an American Prima Donna Clara Louise Kellogg
  • Upon the tab of her coat she was wearing was the name of a costumier: 'Sartori, Via Roma.'

    The Sign of Silence William Le Queux
  • A costumier hung out wigs, and masks, and débardeur garments next door to the restaurateur.

    In the Days of My Youth Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
  • In five minutes a dozen turnings intervened between me and the costumier's shop.

    The Invisible Man H. G. Wells
  • An error on the part of the costumier is the cause of the apparent want of harmony in the fine proportions of Mdlle.

    Acrobats and Mountebanks Hugues Le Roux
  • Fairyland never emerged from old sheds, a King may not even dream of a costumier.

British Dictionary definitions for costumier


a person or firm that makes or supplies theatrical or fancy costumes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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