Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Custom-made. Said especially of clothes.
  • adjective Making or selling custom-made clothes: a bespoke tailor.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Preterit and past participle of bespeak.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • imp. & p. p. of bespeak.

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  • verb archaic Simple past tense and past participle of bespeak.
  • adjective Individually or custom made.

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  • adjective (of clothing) custom-made

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Examples

  • According to legend this is where the term bespoke was coined and to this day it continues to be the Mecca for custom suit aficionados.

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  • The term bespoke refers to an item that's custom-made to the buyer's specification.

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  • While the word "bespoke" may have conjured up images of a stodgy old men's club in the past, now companies such as Coppley offer more affordable machine-made options, starting at $1,000, that are still created based on the customer's specific preferences, fabric selection and style, but not at the expense of hand-tailoring.

    Bespoke For Every Budget

  • As for Teresa's husband, his expression bespoke having subsisted solely on Brussels sprouts since returning from the Mekong Delta.

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  • As for Teresa's husband, his expression bespoke having subsisted solely on Brussels sprouts since returning from the Mekong Delta.

    As Lone Ranger, Kerry Shows Why He Needs Tonto

  • Her expression bespoke good news, a commodity that had been sorely lacking since that morning's sodden sunrise.

    Kingdoms of Light

  • The fellow was excited; his eyes were ringed with white; his expression bespoke the liveliest alarm.

    Rainbow's End

  • Their name bespoke their old English origin, which (except in the case of Ingred) was further vouched for by their blue eyes, fair skins, and flaxen hair.

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  • The great number given to Benjamin bespoke the warmth of his brother's attachment to him; and Joseph felt, from the amiable temper they now all displayed, he might, with perfect safety, indulge this fond partiality for his mother's son.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Dane, as his name bespoke him: "Against the traitor and the adulterer --"

    Hereward, the Last of the English

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  • 1) custom-made

    2) making or selling custom-made clothes

    May 12, 2008