a woman in charge of keeping theatrical costumes cleaned, pressed, and in wearable condition.
Origin of wardrobe mistress
First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for wardrobe mistress
a person responsible for maintaining and sometimes making the costumes in a theatre
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