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dressmaker

[dres-mey-ker]
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noun
  1. a person whose occupation is the making or alteration of women's dresses, coats, etc.
adjective
  1. (of women's clothing) having soft lines or elaborate detail.

Origin of dressmaker

First recorded in 1795–1805; dress + maker
Related formsdress·mak·ing, noun
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dressmaker

noun
  1. a person whose occupation is making clothes, esp for women
Derived Formsdressmaking, noun
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