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.

Origin of dressmaker

First recorded in 1795–1805; dress + maker

Related forms

dress·mak·ing, noun
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dressmaker

/ (ˈdrɛsˌmeɪkə) /

noun

a person whose occupation is making clothes, esp for women

Derived Forms

dressmaking, noun
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