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  1. a person who makes shirts.
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Origin of shirtmaker

First recorded in 1855–60; shirt + maker
Related formsshirt·mak·ing, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • Then he talked about his stable, his tailor and his shirtmaker.

    Sentimental Education, Volume II

    Gustave Flaubert

  • "It's the tailor, the bootmaker and the shirtmaker," said Dearborn.

    Fairfax and His Pride

    Marie Van Vorst

  • How could they work together, seeing that she is a shirtmaker and he a cloakmaker.


    Abraham Cahan

  • There was always something or other to order at his tailor's or his shirtmaker's.

    War-time Silhouettes

    Stephen Hudson

  • The immense shirt seen in the illustration below was constructed for a shirtmaker at Sioux City, Iowa.