Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Examples from the Web for modist
She is a pretty chit and will be the languishing kind, like the die-away Maddon who is so 'modist.'
Being dressed in woman's clothing she is taller than ever, and so holds her chin and her eyes that it makes any modist woman mad.
Would you beleave that the lady he was a-ritin to was a chased, modist lady of honor, and mother of a famly?Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush
William Makepeace Thackeray
He commenced in a humble position, and hed filled the public eye long enuff to satisfy his modist ambishen.Swingin Round the Cirkle.
Petroleum V. Nasby