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

  • adjective Made by a tailor.
  • adjective Perfectly fitted to a condition, preference, or purpose; made or as if made to order.
  • noun A garment made by a tailor.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Hence Somewhat stiff and formal; conventional.
  • Made by a tailor: used especially of women's gowns and jackets in imitation of men's garments, with attention to exact fit and with little ornamentation.

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

  • adjective Made by a tailor or according to a tailor's fashion; -- said specif. of women's garments made with certain closeness of fit, simplicity of ornament, etc.
  • adjective made or as if made specifically for the particular purpose at hand; -- used metaphorically.

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

  • adjective made by a tailor, especially if made to order; bespoke
  • adjective perfectly appropriate to some specific occasion or purpose; made to one's specific requirements

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

  • adjective (of clothing) custom-made
  • noun custom-made clothing


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