wardrobe mistress


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. wardour street,
  2. wardour-street,
  3. wardress,
  4. wardrobe,
  5. wardrobe malfunction,
  6. wardrobe trunk,
  7. wardroom,
  8. wardship,
  9. ware,
  10. warehou

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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