American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that produces, designs, or deals in women's fashions.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A woman who deals in articles of fashion, particularly in women's apparel; a milliner or dressmaker.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One, esp. a woman, who makes, or deals in, articles of fashion, esp. of the fashionable dress of ladies; a dress-maker or milliner.
- n. someone who makes or mends dresses
- n. someone who makes and sells hats
- From French modiste. Compare modist. (Wiktionary)
- French, from mode, fashion; see mode. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I think that Calliope has lived in Friendship since the beginning, when she and Liddy Ember were partners in their little "modiste" shop.”
“The 'modiste' will tell the philosopher that it is now the fashion to be severe; in a word, it is 'fesch'.”
““I rather stand in awe of a good milliner or modiste,” she nodded gravely.”
“Taking Oriana by the hand, the enthusiastic modiste drew the girl to a conveniently placed sofa and encouraged her to sit.”
“A modiste hears much, and the best are discreet as priests.”
“After much discussion with V.B., my modiste, we decided that I would order this dress in a cream sprigged muslin.”
“Today in the mail I got a parcel from Historika, the modiste who has been making my Regency ensemble in the U.K.”
“I found it on Etsy for $60 and my modiste is adding the detailing to make it appropriate for 1814, when Shades of Milk and Honey is set.”
“One scene in the play took place at a modiste shop, and every night after DeMille finished his part, he would sit out front and watch the young girl play her scene.”
“A famous New York modiste and an even more famous New York illustrator are among those who have been asking themselves that question for the past seven years.”
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