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[meyd-too-awr-der, -tuh-] /ˈmeɪd tuˈɔr dər, -tə-/
made in accordance with an individual's specifications or requirements:
a made-to-order suit.
Compare ready-to-wear.
perfectly suited.
Origin of made-to-order
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • They really fitted him,—it was his first made-to-order suit,—and he seemed slimmer and better modelled.

    Martin Eden Jack London
  • It too is divided with some sharpness into a made-to-order or bespoke, and a ready-made section.

    Women in Modern Industry

    B. L. Hutchins
  • Others were derided by their contemporaries, as we deride the made-to-order coat of arms of some nineteenth century upstart.

    The Private Life of the Romans Harold Whetstone Johnston
  • Therefore the company does not include a horse in the preliminary equipment of a "made-to-order" farm.

    A Stake in the Land Peter Alexander Speek
  • This is a most interesting example of a made-to-order witch pamphlet.

  • But of course the truth about our made-to-order mob could not be kept very long.

    They Call Me Carpenter Upton Sinclair

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