n.1.A seamstress.
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175) Likewise, a feminine sewer of cloth was a sewster, as represented by Alice Sewstere (1301), and the name survives today as Souster.
237) In fact, it appears that only Sewster (now Souster), (238) Seamster (now Simister/Simester), (239) and Spinster remained exclusively feminine (240) and were never used to refer to men, although Spinster did not endure as an occupational surname.
Sewster" who took such "Exception" to a play in October 1633 that Herbert atypically held up performances until the company had satisfied Sewster he was not being personally satirized (181-82).