sempstress

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sempstress

(ˈsɛmpstrɪs)
n
1. (Knitting & Sewing) a rare word for seamstress
2. (Professions) a rare word for seamstress

seam•stress

(ˈsim strɪs; esp. Brit. ˈsɛm-)

n.
a woman who sews, esp. one whose occupation is sewing.
[1605–15]
usage: See -ess.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sempstress - someone who makes or mends dressessempstress - someone who makes or mends dresses  
garment worker, garmentmaker, garment-worker - a person who makes garments
Translations

sempstress

[ˈsempstrɪs] Ncosturera f

sempstress

nNäherin f
References in classic literature ?
Two hundred sempstresses were employed to make me shirts, and linen for my bed and table, all of the strongest and coarsest kind they could get; which, however, they were forced to quilt together in several folds, for the thickest was some degrees finer than lawn.
All the while, too, we had to work--to work from morning till night, for we had contrived to obtain some employment as occasional sempstresses.
Fuller's rich man has a congenial family that shares his values; his workmen are well paid, and his social circle recognizes no class distinctions: "shoemakers, sempstresses and graziers mingled happily with artists and statesmen, to the benefit of both" (362).