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sartor

noun
  1. a humorous or literary word for tailor
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin: a patcher, from sarcīre to patch
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Historical Examples

  • I had read in Sartor Resartus, “If a man reads, shall he not be learned?”

    Memoirs

    Charles Godfrey Leland

  • Exi, erumpe, evade, or I'll turn you into a Sartor Resartus.

    My New Curate

    P.A. Sheehan

  • Perhaps the lady professor has never read ‘Sartor Resartus’!

  • Her present was on the sideboard, a book called 'Sartor Resartus.'

    The Dark Flower

    John Galsworthy

  • You will be able to write Sartor Resartus, after eating of it freely.

    The Art of Entertaining

    M. E. W. Sherwood