Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “tailor”

See all translations

tailor

noun [C] uk   /ˈteɪ.lər/ us    /-lɚ/
someone whose job is to repair, make, and adjust (= make changes to) clothes, especially someone who makes jackets, trousers, coats, etc. for men

tailor

verb [T] uk   /ˈteɪ.lər/ us    /-lɚ/
to make or prepare something following particular instructions
Translations of “tailor”
in Korean 재단사…
in Arabic خَيّاط, تَرزي (مِصر)…
in French tailleur, couturière…
in Turkish terzi…
in Italian sarto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裁縫…
in Russian портной…
in Polish kraw-iec/cowa…
in Spanish sastre…
in Portuguese alfaiate…
in German der/die Schneider(in)…
in Catalan sastre, -essa…
in Japanese テーラー, 仕立て屋…
in Chinese (Simplified) 裁缝…
(Definition of tailor from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of tailor?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “tailor” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

be as cold as ice

to be extremely cold

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More