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wardrobe mistress

noun
1.
a woman in charge of keeping theatrical costumes cleaned, pressed, and in wearable condition.
Origin of wardrobe mistress
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900
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  • They can always count on me for anything from wardrobe mistress to prima donna.

    Athalie Robert W. Chambers
  • All costumes are in the care and charge of the wardrobe mistress.

  • As for the woman you speak of, we'll get the wardrobe mistress at the Globe.

    The Real Adventure

    Henry Kitchell Webster
  • If she agreed to it, he'd get in touch with the wardrobe mistress at the Globe, to-night.

    The Real Adventure

    Henry Kitchell Webster
  • The wardrobe mistress hurries from one to another, needle and thread in hand.

    My Actor-Husband Anonymous
  • There was also a matter of twenty dollars or so still to be paid to the wardrobe mistress and her assistant.

    The Real Adventure

    Henry Kitchell Webster
  • The stage costumes hung in neat ranks outside under the eye of the wardrobe mistress.

    The Real Adventure

    Henry Kitchell Webster
British Dictionary definitions for wardrobe mistress

wardrobe mistress

noun
1.
a person responsible for maintaining and sometimes making the costumes in a theatre
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