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

  • adjective Made by a tailor; custom-made.
  • adjective Simple, trim, or severe in line or design.

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  • adjective Adjusted by a tailor, fitted.
  • adjective Made by a tailor.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of tailor.

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  • adjective (of clothing) custom-made
  • adjective severely simple in line or design


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  • He was known for his insouciance, hopping out of limousines in tailored, three-piece suits to attend hearings and his trial.

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  • Although I am unsure of the popularity of womanism, since I have never heard of it referred to before, I can only imagine that such a word tailored to the unique fabric of Black women's lives was welcomed with much sound consensus on behalf of the Black Feminist Movement.

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  • At a different, smarter bank, workshop planners collaborated with senior managers on a highly specific and therefore highly valuable definition tailored to meet immediate needs.

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  • MALVEAUX: Now, the U.S. policy towards North Korea is called tailored containment.

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