One that makes, repairs, and alters garments such as suits, coats, and dresses.
v. tai·lored, tai·lor·ing, tai·lors
1. To make (a garment), especially to specific requirements or measurements.
2. To fit or provide (a person) with clothes made to that person's measurements.
3. To make, alter, or adapt for a particular end or purpose: a speech that was tailored to an audience of business leaders.
To pursue the trade of a tailor.
[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman taillour, from Old French tailleor, from taillier, to cut, from Late Latin tāliāre, from Latin tālea, a cutting.]
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