modiste

[ moh-deest; French maw-deest ]
/ moʊˈdist; French mɔˈdist /

noun, plural mo·distes [moh-deests; French maw-deest] /moʊˈdists; French mɔˈdist/.

Older Use. a female maker of or dealer in women's fashionable attire.

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Nearby words

  1. modillion,
  2. modiolus,
  3. modish,
  4. modishly,
  5. modist,
  6. modjeska,
  7. modjeska, helena,
  8. modoc,
  9. modock wool,
  10. modred

Origin of modiste

From French, dating back to 1830–40; see origin at mode2, -ist

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British Dictionary definitions for modiste

modiste

/ (məʊˈdiːst) /

noun

a fashionable dressmaker or milliner

Word Origin for modiste

C19: from French, from mode fashion

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