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[koo-too r-ee-ey, -ee-er, -too r-yey; French koo-ty-ryey]
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noun, plural cou·tu·riers [koo-too r-ee-eyz, -ee-erz, -too r-yeyz; French koo-ty-ryey] /kuˈtʊər iˌeɪz, -i ərz, -ˈtʊər yeɪz; French ku tüˈryeɪ/.
  1. a person who designs, makes, and sells fashionable clothes for women.
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Origin of couturier

1895–1900; < French, Old French; see couture, -ier2
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  1. a person who designs, makes, and sells fashion clothes for women
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Derived Formscouturire (kuːˌtuːrɪˈɛə, French kutyrjɛr), fem n

Word Origin

from French: dressmaker; see couture
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