Meaning of “dressmaker” in the English Dictionary

"dressmaker" in English

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dressmakernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdresˌmeɪ.kər/ us /ˈdresˌmeɪ.kɚ/
noun [ U ] uk /ˈdresˌmeɪ.kɪŋ/ us /ˈdresˌmeɪ.kɪŋ/

Examples from literature

  • Eve has always struck me as being the kind of woman who, if she lived to-day, would run up stupid bills at her dressmakers and be afraid to tell her husband. 
  • For months I would be paying so much a week to my dressmaker for the gowns of a play. 
  • She really has imagination like a French dressmaker. 
  • The dressmaker's not coming, spoke she, sharply. 
  • You'll soon be so rich that the dressmakers won't dare to send you a bill. 

(Definition of “dressmaker” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)