from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A maker of women's clothes, especially dresses
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who makes dresses, cloaks, etc., for women; a dressmaker.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who makes women's gowns; a dressmaker.
mantua + maker, from mantua, a loose gown worn in the 18th century. (Wiktionary)