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[ko-stoo-mee-er, -styoo-; French kaws-ty-myey] /kɒˈstu mi ər, -ˈstyu-; French kɔs tüˈmyeɪ/
noun, plural costumiers
[ko-stoo-mee-erz, -styoo-; French kaws-ty-myey] /kɒˈstu mi ərz, -ˈstyu-; French kɔs tüˈmyeɪ/ (Show IPA)
costumer (def 1).
Origin of costumier
< French; see costume, -ier2 Unabridged
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  • Fairyland never emerged from old sheds, a King may not even dream of a costumier.

  • And any disguise you may think of, that too I could procure from a costumier, a Jew I know.

    Under Western Eyes Joseph Conrad
  • To make a pretty picture at the expense of drama is merely to pander to the voracity of the costumier and scene-painter.

  • It was a figure that might have appealed more to the sculptor than to the costumier.

    The Moon and Sixpence W. Somerset Maugham
  • I confided myself at first to the hands of the costumier with characteristic truthfulness.

    Memoirs of an American Prima Donna Clara Louise Kellogg
  • A costumier hung out wigs, and masks, and débardeur garments next door to the restaurateur.

    In the Days of My Youth Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
  • Beyond that there was the purchase of a good second-hand uniform, fur coat, and a beard and a wig from a costumier's.

    The Old Man in the Corner Baroness Orczy
  • In five minutes a dozen turnings intervened between me and the costumier's shop.

    The Invisible Man H. G. Wells
  • Irritated by long waiting, I was writing an angry letter to the costumier when he was announced.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • He must surrender himself unconditionally to the costumier, and obey implicitly his behests.

    A Book of the Play Dutton Cook
British Dictionary definitions for costumier


a person or firm that makes or supplies theatrical or fancy costumes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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