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clothier

[klohth-yer, -ee-er]
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noun
  1. a retailer of clothing.
  2. a person who makes or sells cloth.
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Origin of clothier

1325–75; cloth + -ier1; replacing Middle English clother
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Related Words

dressmaker, outfitter, clothier, costumier, couturier, tailor, costumer, seamstress

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British Dictionary definitions for clothier

clothier

noun
  1. a person who makes, sells, or deals in clothes or cloth
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Word Origin and History for clothier

n.

mid-14c., clother; late 15c., clothyer (late 13c. as a surname) Middle English agent noun from cloth; also see -ier, which is unetymological in this word and probably acquired by bad influence.

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