American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A tailor.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A man or woman employed in sewing: in early use applied to those who sewed leather as well as cloth.
- n. A man who sews clothes professionally
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete One who sews well, or whose occupation is to sew.
- n. a person whose occupation is making and altering garments
- Middle English semester, from Old English sēamestre, from sēam, seam; see seam. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“_ My "seamster," Maria, has a little girl who she sent me word should be my little chambermaid, and she wished me to name her.”
“Whereas Epperson is a master seamster and not a bad designer.”
“The fabric the seamster used to craft this piece of awesome is being discontinued.”
“This set of patchwork heart sachets from CraftyStylish is likely more appropriate for a confident seamster than for a newbie, but seriously?”
“I was afraid of sewing from a pattern when I was a novice seamster, ironically, but now that I sew well, I enjoy using patterns to create more complicated clothing with attractive detailing and sophisticated elements.”
“I definitely don't like seamster - it's no more inclusive than seamstress, since as far as I have always understood the -ster is derived from sister (think spinster), and it always makes me think of some kind of gang with strange rules and leather jackets (I realize this doesn't go with the first reason but it's what pops into my head).”
“Any seamster or cobbler or tailor or artificer of any trade keeps us shut up in prison for the luxurious and wanton pleasures of the clergy.”
“While the producers allowed me to have a cell phone, it was kept with the seamster (tailor) in Sewing World (their name for where all the actual sewing takes place).”
“Kirk watched the seamster for several moments before he finally had to ask, What are you doing, Bones?”
“I'm now a proficient seamster and locksmith (read: lockpicker).”
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