[ kuhs-tuhm-meyd ]
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  1. made to individual order: custom-made shoes.

  1. a custom-made item, especially of apparel.

Origin of custom-made

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55

Words Nearby custom-made Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use custom-made in a sentence

  • 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.

  • I know of lots of stiffs with not half his brains that makes enough to ride around in taxis and order custom made shirts.

    Odd Numbers | Sewell Ford
  • Custom made him insensible to the evil of receiving recommendations from Buckingham in favour of suitors.

    Bacon | Richard William Church
  • Custom made him insensible to the evil of what it seems every one took for granted—receiving gifts from suitors.

    Bacon | Richard William Church
  • Chinese custom made it impossible for a man missionary to preach to the women.

    The Black-Bearded Barbarian (George Leslie Mackay) | Mary Esther Miller MacGregor, AKA Marion Keith

British Dictionary definitions for custom-made


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

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