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custom-made

[kuhs-tuh m-meyd] /ˈkʌs təmˈmeɪd/
adjective
1.
made to individual order:
custom-made shoes.
noun
2.
a custom-made item, especially of apparel.
Origin of custom-made
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism

custom-make

[kuhs-tuh m-meyk] /ˈkʌs təmˈmeɪk/
verb (used with object), custom-made, custom-making.
1.
to make to individual order.
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  • Thespis wears a custom-made coat of many colors, but his undershirt is sackcloth.

    Just Around the Corner Fannie Hurst
  • His shirts were custom-made to match his suits, and his ties to match the shirts.

    The Arrow of Fire Roy J. Snell
  • But custom-made trousers are usually not pressed through the turn up.

    The Copeland Method Vanness Copeland
  • He will wear one of our custom-made London suitings, unexcelled for natty outdoor wear and stylish appearance.

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  • If you only knowed it, you're givin' your measure for a first-class, custom-made lickin', and I'm the artist to do the job.

British Dictionary definitions for custom-made

custom-made

adjective
1.
(of suits, dresses, etc) made according to the specifications of an individual buyer
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