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Definition of "tailor" []

  • One that makes, repairs, and alters garments such as suits, coats, and dresses. (noun)
  • To make (a garment), especially to specific requirements or measurements. (verb-transitive)
  • To fit or provide (a person) with clothes made to that person's measurements. (verb-transitive)
  • To make, alter, or adapt for a particular end or purpose: a speech that was tailored to an audience of business leaders. (verb-transitive)
  • To pursue the trade of a tailor. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tailor" in a sentence
  • "The term tailor is locally employed for a bungler, a botcher, or a clumsy fellow, and these meanings have been suggested in the passage quoted."
  • "I met the man born Bernard Schwartz, the son of a tailor from the Bronx who went on to be one of Hollywood's biggest stars ever, only once."
  • "I met the man born Bernard Schwartz, the son of a tailor from the Bronx who went on to be one of Hollywood"