[kuhs-tuh m-meyd]


made to individual order: custom-made shoes.


a custom-made item, especially of apparel.

Origin of custom-made

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55


[kuhs-tuh m-meyk]

verb (used with object), cus·tom-made, cus·tom-mak·ing.

to make to individual order. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for custom-made

Contemporary Examples of custom-made

Historical Examples of custom-made

  • His shirts were custom-made to match his suits, and his ties to match the shirts.

    The Arrow of Fire

    Roy J. Snell

  • But custom-made trousers are usually not pressed through the turn up.

    The Copeland Method

    Vanness Copeland

  • He will wear one of our custom-made London suitings, unexcelled for natty outdoor wear and stylish appearance.

    Harvard Stories

    Waldron Kintzing Post

  • If you only knowed it, you're givin' your measure for a first-class, custom-made lickin', and I'm the artist to do the job.

  • Thespis wears a custom-made coat of many colors, but his undershirt is sackcloth.

British Dictionary definitions for custom-made



(of suits, dresses, etc) made according to the specifications of an individual buyer
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