Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A man who attends to the attiring of another; a dresser, especially in a theater; a valet.
  • n. A dealer in clothes and articles of dress.

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Examples

  • And though there be a great number of excellent artists of all professions, yet never did any shoemaker make the same sort of shoe, or tireman the same sort of visor, or tailor the same sort of garment, to fit a man, a woman, a child, an old man, and a slave.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • Induction to "Cynthia's Revels," "as to have his presence in the tiring-house, to prompt us aloud, stamp at the bookholder [or prompter], swear at our properties, curse the poor tireman, rail the musick out of tune, and sweat for every venial trespass we commit as some author would."

    A Book of the Play Studies and Illustrations of Histrionic Story, Life, and Character

  • (AP Photo/Gil Talbot) 2: 25AM nzcr14 said ... well, do not despear STEWARTS FANS AND SIMPATYZERS; THIS TIME IT WAS NOT HIM giving another win away but his tireman crew and the damn log nuts jam. and gordon, johnson, newman, kurt bush, got some misfortunes too exspecially newman bad stalling luck.

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