decorator

[dek-uh-rey-ter]
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adjective
  1. harmonizing with or suitable for a scheme of interior decoration: appliances in decorator colors.

Origin of decorator

First recorded in 1745–55; decorate + -or2
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Related Words for decorator

decorator, couturier, couturiere

Examples from the Web for decorator

Contemporary Examples of decorator

  • Telling the nanny to remind the assistant to contact the decorator is not networking.

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    The Stars Predict Your Week

    Starsky + Cox

    October 9, 2011

  • An addendum to this story comes from the aforementioned “best friend” decorator, John Wiltgen.

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    The Real Grifter of Beverly Hills

    Diane Dimond

    September 15, 2011

  • It may have something to do with Michael Smith, the decorator whom the Obamas chose to appoint their White House.

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    The Story Behind Obama's Gift

    Claire Howorth

    July 22, 2010

  • During a home renovation we did in 2008, our decorator defrauded us out of $37,000.

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    Tax Day Rip-Off

    Matt Miller

    April 15, 2009

Historical Examples of decorator


British Dictionary definitions for decorator

decorator

noun
  1. British a person whose profession is the painting and wallpapering of buildings
  2. a person who decorates
  3. See interior decorator (def. 1)
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Word Origin and History for decorator
n.

1755, agent noun in Latin form from decorate.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper