Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A milker of stays or corsets.

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

  • noun One whose occupation is to make stays.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Someone who makes stays.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He was an Irishman, about twenty-eight years of age, originally apprenticed to a staymaker in Dublin; then writer to a London attorney; then a Grub Street hack, scribbling for magazines and newspapers.

    The Life of Oliver Goldsmith

  • I am neither a felonious drysalter returned from exile, an hospital stump-turner, a decayed staymaker, a bankrupt printer, or insolvent debtor, released by act of parliament.

    The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

  • His first lodgings were at the house of Mr. Norris, a staymaker, in Exeter-street, adjoining

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • Paine, the chief writer of the Satanic faction, was a bankrupt staymaker, and a notorious profligate: his pamphlet had only the effect of making the public protest against its abominations; he was prosecuted, was forced to leave the country, and finally died in beggary in America.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847

  • He had been a staymaker, a sailor, an exciseman, a teacher, a shopkeeper, and an author, to say nothing of his twofold matrimonial experience.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 25, November, 1859

  • A remark which caused the staymaker (if such he was) such huge discomfort that he made off with his wife in the opposite direction, to the time of jeers and cock-crows from the bevy of Vauxhall bucks walking abreast.

    Richard Carvel — Volume 06

  • A remark which caused the staymaker (if such he was) such huge discomfort that he made off with his wife in the opposite direction, to the time of jeers and cock-crows from the bevy of Vauxhall bucks walking abreast.

    Richard Carvel — Complete

  • A remark which caused the staymaker (if such he was) such huge discomfort that he made off with his wife in the opposite direction, to the time of jeers and cock-crows from the bevy of Vauxhall bucks walking abreast.

    Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Winston Churchill

  • He came back and went into his Quaker father's business -- which was that of a staymaker, of all things!

    Greenwich Village

  • A remark which caused the staymaker (if such he was) such huge discomfort that he made off with his wife in the opposite direction, to the time of jeers and cock-crows from the bevy of Vauxhall bucks walking abreast.

    Richard Carvel

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