[uhp-hohl-ster-er, uh-pohl-]


a person whose business it is to upholster furniture and, sometimes, to furnish and put in place hangings, curtains, carpets, etc.

Origin of upholsterer

1605–15; earlier upholster in same sense (see uphold, -ster) + -er1
Related formsre·up·hol·ster·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for upholsterer

Historical Examples of upholsterer

  • The upholsterer should so fill the pad that the wearer will have difficulty in balancing it.

  • I should say an upholsterer, or a mill wright, or some trade where his intelligence can help him on.

  • The furniture is hired by the fortnight from Fitily, the upholsterer of the demi-monde.

    The Nabob

    Alphonse Daudet

  • The furniture is hired by the fortnight from Fitily, the cocottes' upholsterer.

  • No upholsterer on earth ever manufactured a mattress to equal a bed of heather.

    Big Game

    Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

British Dictionary definitions for upholsterer



a person who upholsters furniture as a profession

Word Origin for upholsterer

C17: from upholster small furniture dealer; see uphold, -ster, -er 1
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