- tailor-made for,
Origin of tailored
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of tailor1
Examples from the Web for tailored
Get your own tailored tuxedo blazer to traipse around town in.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Carrie Bradshaw in Your Life|Allison McNearney|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And their message was one tailored to the disaffected young descendants of Muslim immigrants in Europe.
If a sidekick is flamboyantly dressed in pastels or tailored velvet, he must be morally corruptible.‘Persecuted’ Is the Christian Right’s Paranoid Wet Dream|Candida Moss|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Salahaddin is an internal province of Iraq, and its force was tailored for counterinsurgency.The Paper Tiger of the Tigris: How ISIS Took Tikrit Without a Fight|Andrew Slater|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Anderson cuts an exotic figure himself, with his tailored suits, long hair and love of unusual neckwear.The Cast of ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Says Wes Anderson Is a Genius Hardass|Nico Hines|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And yet his dress was immaculate; he was tailored and laundered as though for an occasion of joy.The Kingdom Round the Corner|Coningsby Dawson
Emma sat back and surveyed her trim and tailored self with a placidity that had in it, perhaps, a dash of malice.Half Portions|Edna Ferber
There are women who never look well in the straight lines of a tailored suit: the severity is not becoming to them.The Library of Work and Play: Home Decoration|Charles Franklin Warner
Max delighted in silk socks and tailored shirts, and he ordered his monogramed cigarettes by the thousand.How To Write Special Feature Articles|Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
I've seen them even at revival meetings clothed in the seven tailored sins and denouncing the devil with their bustles.Erik Dorn|Ben Hecht
Word Origin for tailor
late 13c., from Anglo-French tailour, Old French tailleor "tailor," literally "a cutter," from tailler "to cut," from Medieval Latin taliator vestium "a cutter of clothes," from Late Latin taliare "to split," from Latin talea "a slender stick, rod, staff, a cutting, twig," on the notion of a piece of a plant cut for grafting.
Possible cognates include Sanskrit talah "wine palm," Old Lithuanian talokas "a young girl," Greek talis "a marriageable girl" (for sense, cf. slip of a girl, twiggy), Etruscan Tholna, name of the goddess of youth.
Although historically the tailor is the cutter, in the trade the 'tailor' is the man who sews or makes up what the 'cutter' has shaped. [OED]
Tailor-made first recorded 1832 (in a figurative sense); originally "heavy and plain," as of women's garments made by a tailor rather than a dress-maker.
1660s, from tailor (n.). Figurative sense of "to design (something) to suit needs" is attested from 1942. Related: Tailored; tailoring.