Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that makes women's clothing, especially dresses.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who makes dresses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A maker of gowns, or similar garments; a mantuamaker.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One, especially a woman, whose occupation is the making of gowns and other articles of female attire.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who makes or mends dresses

Etymologies

dress +‎ maker (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The dressmaker was a buxom person, handsomely dressed and rather good – looking, but much older than the gentleman in the Turkish trousers, whom she had wedded some six months before.

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • As Alison had well remembered, the dressmaker was a very clever little woman; within days of new gowns being shown for the season, she had sketches of every one of them, and was making copies.

    Phoenix And Ashes

  • The dressmaker was a buxom person, handsomely dressed and rather good-looking, but much older than the gentleman in the Turkish trousers, whom she had wedded some six months before.

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • That having been said, my opinion of sergers is that a good "dressmaker" model of sewing machine basic utility stitches, good buttonholes, but nothing fancy is superior to a serger.

    A Thank-You Note - A Dress A Day

  • He remembered Ena's protest against his friendship for a "dressmaker," and her kindness later.

    Winnie Childs The Shop Girl

  • Dick standing at the gate, ruefully contemplating their name -- her name -- in juxtaposition with "dressmaker," crossed her mind directly.

    Not Like Other Girls

  • Mrs John Rokesmith sat at needlework in her neat little room, beside a basket of neat little articles of clothing, which presented so much of the appearance of being in the dolls 'dressmaker's way of business, that one might have supposed she was going to set up in opposition to Miss

    Our Mutual Friend

  • “If only you’d left the dress with Rosemary,” she said, referring to the dressmaker who had fitted the gown for her.

    HEARTBREAKER

  • Mom was a fabulous "dressmaker", as she called herself.

    The Stitchery

  • "My age and my dressmaker are the only two things I keep entirely to myself, and

    The Avenger

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