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designer

[ dih-zahy-ner ]
/ dɪˈzaɪ nər /
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noun
a person who devises or executes designs, especially one who creates forms, structures, and patterns, as for works of art or machines.
a schemer, intriguer, or plotter.
adjective
designed or created by or carrying a label or identification of a designer, especially a fashion designer, but often mass-produced: designer jeans.
created for intentional effect through chemical or genetic modification, as for a designer drug, or through crossbreeding, as for a designer dog.

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Origin of designer

First recorded in 1640–50; design + -er1

OTHER WORDS FROM designer

self-de·sign·er, noun
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How to use designer in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for designer

designer
/ (dɪˈzaɪnə) /

noun
a person who devises and executes designs, as for works of art, clothes, machines, etc
(modifier) designed by and bearing the label or signature of a well-known fashion designerdesigner jeans
(modifier) (of things, ideas, etc) having an appearance of fashionable trendinessdesigner pop songs; designer stubble
(modifier) (of cells, chemicals, etc) designed (or produced) to perform a specific function or combat a specific problemdesigner insecticide
(modifier) (of an animal) cross-bred for a specific purpose, such as looks, temperament, or likelihood of causing an allergydesigner dogs
a person who devises plots or schemes; intriguer
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