[ adjective tey-ler-meyd; noun tey-ler-meyd, -meyd ]
/ adjective ˈteɪ lərˈmeɪd; noun ˈteɪ lərˌmeɪd, -ˈmeɪd /


custom-made; made-to-order; made-to-measure: an expensive tailor-made suit.
fashioned to a particular taste, purpose, demand, etc.: a musical comedy tailor-made for the popular audience.


something, as a garment, that is tailor-made.

Origin of tailor-made

First recorded in 1825–35

Definition for tailor-made (2 of 2)

[ tey-ler-meyk ]
/ ˈteɪ lərˈmeɪk /

verb (used with object), tai·lor-made, tai·lor-mak·ing.

to make or adjust to meet the needs of the particular situation, individual, object, etc.: to tailor-make a tour.

Origin of tailor-make

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for tailor-made



made by a tailor to fit exactlya tailor-made suit
perfectly meeting a particular purposea girl tailor-made for him


a tailor-made garment
slang a cigarette made in a factory rather than rolled by hand
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