seamstress

[ seem-stris or, esp. British, sem- ]
/ ˈsim strɪs or, esp. British, ˈsɛm- /

noun

a woman whose occupation is sewing.

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Origin of seamstress

First recorded in 1605–15; seamst(e)r + -ess

usage note for seamstress

See -ess.

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British Dictionary definitions for seamstress

seamstress

rarely sempstress (ˈsɛmpstrɪs)

/ (ˈsɛmstrɪs) /

noun

a woman who sews and makes clothes, esp professionally
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