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[Middle English semester, from Old English sēamestre : sēam, seam; see seam + -estre, feminine agent suff.]
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(Knitting & Sewing) a person who sews
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a person whose occupation is the making, mending, or altering of clothes, esp. suits, coats, and other outer garments.v.t.
2. to make by tailor's work.
3. to fashion or adapt to a particular taste, purpose, need, etc.: tailoring the news to government specifications.
4. to fit or furnish with clothing.v.i.
5. to do the work of a tailor.
[1250–1300; < Old French tailleor=taill(ier) to cut (< Late Latin tāliāre, derivative of Latin tālea a cutting; compare tally) + -or -or3]
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|Noun||1.||seamster - a person whose occupation is making and altering garments|
fitter - someone who fits a garment to a particular person
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