[ koo-toor-ee-ey, -ee-er, -toor-yey; French koo-ty-ryey ]
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noun,plural cou·tu·riers [koo-toor-ee-eyz, -ee-erz, -toor-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.

Origin of couturier

1895–1900; <French, Old French; see couture, -ier2

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How to use couturier in a sentence

  • Then Chesnel all at once bethought himself that he must make sure of the lady's director, the Abbe couturier.

  • A young woman, Marie couturier, the daughter of one of Guillaume's friends, suddenly entered it.

  • "Joseph couturier," he faltered, evidently unconscious of what he was saying.

    Monsieur Lecoq, v.1 | Emile Gaboriau
  • The young detective had nothing more to expect from couturier.

    Monsieur Lecoq, v.1 | Emile Gaboriau
  • Delamarre paid his addresses to Delphine couturier, who in 1843 was twenty-three years of age.

    Egoists | James Huneker

British Dictionary definitions for couturier


/ (kuːˈtʊərɪˌeɪ, French kutyrje) /

  1. a person who designs, makes, and sells fashion clothes for women

Origin of couturier

from French: dressmaker; see couture

Derived forms of couturier

  • couturire (kuːˌtuːrɪˈɛə, French kutyrjɛr), fem n

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