[sahr-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-]


of or relating to tailors or their trade: sartorial workmanship.
of or relating to clothing or style or manner of dress: sartorial splendor.
Anatomy. pertaining to the sartorius.

Nearby words

  1. sarto, andrea del,
  2. sarton,
  3. sarton, may,
  4. sartor,
  5. sartor resartus,
  6. sartorially,
  7. sartorius,
  8. sartorius muscle,
  9. sartre,
  10. sartre, jean-paul

Origin of sartorial

1815–25; < Late Latin sartor tailor + -ial

Related formssar·to·ri·al·ly, adverbpre·sar·to·ri·al, adjectiveun·sar·to·ri·al, adjectiveun·sar·to·ri·al·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sartorially



of or relating to a tailor or to tailoring
anatomy of or relating to the sartorius
Derived Formssartorially, adverb

Word Origin for sartorial

C19: from Late Latin sartōrius from sartor

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Word Origin and History for sartorially



"pertaining to a tailor," 1807, from Modern Latin sartorius, from Late Latin sartor "tailor" (cf. French sartre "tailor"), literally "patcher, mender," from Latin sart-, past participle stem of sarcire "to patch, mend," from PIE root *serk- "to make whole." Earlier in English in same sense was Related: sartorian (1660s). Sartorius as the name of the long leg muscle is because it is used in crossing the legs to bring them into the position needed to sit like a tailor. Related: Sartorially.

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