wardrobe mistress


noun

a woman in charge of keeping theatrical costumes cleaned, pressed, and in wearable condition.

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Origin of wardrobe mistress

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for wardrobe mistress

wardrobe mistress

noun

a person responsible for maintaining and sometimes making the costumes in a theatre
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