[kos-too-mer, -tyoo-; ko-stoo-mer, -styoo-]

Origin of costumer

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; costume + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for costumers

tailor, couturier, costumer, seamstress, clothier

Examples from the Web for costumers

Historical Examples of costumers

  • Ten minutes later, when she had extracted his promise and abandoned him to the costumers, he was scourging his weakness.

    The Fortieth Door

    Mary Hastings Bradley

  • Besides the regular staff there were costumers, flash-light photographers, relatives of the players and guests of the management.

  • Muelle uses quantities of solid embroidery and appliqu work, where other costumers are content with stenciling and gilding.

  • Shortly before Christmas prizes are offered to the costumers dressing the finest dolls.

    Ways of War and Peace

    Delia Austrian

  • The hardware for the costumers is well chosen and in sympathy with the vertical proportions of the design.

    Industrial Arts Design

    William H. Varnum