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tailor-made

[adjective tey-ler-meyd; noun tey-ler-meyd, -meyd] /adjective ˈteɪ lərˈmeɪd; noun ˈteɪ lərˌmeɪd, -ˈmeɪd/
adjective
1.
2.
custom-made; made-to-order; made-to-measure:
an expensive tailor-made suit.
3.
fashioned to a particular taste, purpose, demand, etc.:
a musical comedy tailor-made for the popular audience.
noun
4.
something, as a garment, that is tailor-made.
Origin of tailor-made
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35

tailor-make

[tey-ler-meyk] /ˈteɪ lərˈmeɪk/
verb (used with object), tailor-made, tailor-making.
1.
to make or adjust to meet the needs of the particular situation, individual, object, etc.:
to tailor-make a tour.
Origin
First recorded in 1895-1900
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Examples from the Web for tailor-made
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  • Brown braiding on a tailor-made jacket does not, however, consort with hay-wagons.

    American Notes Rudyard Kipling
  • She was simply dressed in a tailor-made gown of white serge.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Everett, I'll wear my tailor-made dress this morning and for lunch.

    The Twelfth Hour

    Ada Leverson
  • Sadie had chattered about tailor-made dresses and Parisian chiffons.

    A Desert Drama A. Conan Doyle
  • Quickly she ran up-stairs and took off her tailor-made costume.

    The White Shield Myrtle Reed
British Dictionary definitions for tailor-made

tailor-made

adjective
1.
made by a tailor to fit exactly: a tailor-made suit
2.
perfectly meeting a particular purpose: a girl tailor-made for him
noun
3.
a tailor-made garment
4.
(slang) a cigarette made in a factory rather than rolled by hand
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Slang definitions & phrases for tailor-made

tailor-made

adjective

Exactly fitting or appropriate: a Made especially for someone or something; custom-made: He had his own tailor-made piano stool

noun

A ready-made cigarette, as distinct from a hand-rolled one; Pimp Stick

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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