Synonyms for tailor

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : tey-ler
Phonetic Transcription : ˈteɪ lər

Top 10 synonyms for tailor Other synonyms for the word tailor

Définition of tailor

Origin :
  • 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.
  • noun person who sews clothing
  • verb make to fit; adjust
Example sentences :
  • Yea, like a woman, who deems a man safest when he is a tailor, or a perfumer.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • He has the soul of a merchant tailor, actually, but not the tailor's manhood.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Hart Schaffner and Marx had not yet become rural America's tailor.
  • Extract from : « Dust » by Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • A suit of this kind should be as irreproachable in fit and finish as a tailor can make it.
  • Extract from : « A Woman Tenderfoot » by Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
  • He had been a tailor in his time, and had kept a phaeton, he said.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • It was quite dark when he entered the High Street, and the tailor's shop was closing.
  • Extract from : « Henry Dunbar » by M. E. Braddon
  • And all the better, I dare say, for the thrashing he got when a youngster, from the Vermont tailor.
  • Extract from : « Homeward Bound » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Poor proud girl, she gave orders to the tailor to make it so.'
  • Extract from : « Bunyan » by James Anthony Froude
  • And, pray, direct the tailor to make yours the height of the fashion.
  • Extract from : « The Contrast » by Royall Tyler
  • Madame Boche was going to a tailor who was late in mending an overcoat for her husband.
  • Extract from : « L'Assommoir » by Emile Zola

Antonyms for tailor

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