dressmaker

[ dres-mey-ker ]
/ ˈdrɛsˌmeɪ kər /

noun

a person whose occupation is the making or alteration of women's dresses, coats, etc.

adjective

(of women's clothing) having soft lines or elaborate detail.

Nearby words

  1. dressing-up,
  2. dressings,
  3. dressler,
  4. dressler beat,
  5. dressler, marie,
  6. dressmaking,
  7. dressoir,
  8. dressy,
  9. dressy casual,
  10. drest


Origin of dressmaker

First recorded in 1795–1805; dress + maker

Related formsdress·mak·ing, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for dressmaking

dressmaker

/ (ˈdrɛsˌmeɪkə) /

noun

a person whose occupation is making clothes, esp for women
Derived Formsdressmaking, noun

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