Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See seamstress.

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

  • noun A seamstress.

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  • noun A seamstress, a woman employed to sew.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who makes or mends dresses

Etymologies

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From seamster +‎ -ess.

Examples

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  • ...he discarded a little sempstress of whom he was very fond...

    - Lesage, The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, tr. Smollett, bk 10 ch. 12

    October 10, 2008