Synonyms for tailored

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She looked like a fashion-plate in a tailored gown and handsome hat.

By day she was always in tailored frocks of the strictest simplicity.

Well barbered and tailored he would have presented a handsome appearance.

Tailored seams do not require any extra allowance of material.

His shirt clung to his pecs and was tailored down to his narrow waist.

Life, after all, he tried to reason, was like a tailored garment.

Women uniformed to the last degree of tailored exquisiteness.

She wore a tailored suit of blue and had removed the jacket.

She and Emma had bathed their faces, rearranged their hair, and put on fresh lingerie blouses with their tailored suits.

The woman had left them, with a swish of a frilled silk petticoat under a tailored skirt, when Sylvia looked at Lucinda.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., from Anglo-French tailour, Old French tailleor "tailor," literally "a cutter," from tailler "to cut," from Medieval Latin taliator vestium "a cutter of clothes," from Late Latin taliare "to split," from Latin talea "a slender stick, rod, staff, a cutting, twig," on the notion of a piece of a plant cut for grafting.

Possible cognates include Sanskrit talah "wine palm," Old Lithuanian talokas "a young girl," Greek talis "a marriageable girl" (for sense, cf. slip of a girl, twiggy), Etruscan Tholna, name of the goddess of youth.

Tailor-made first recorded 1832 (in a figurative sense); originally "heavy and plain," as of women's garments made by a tailor rather than a dress-maker.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TAILORED

custom-built

adjectivebuilt to order

sewn

adjectivestitched
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