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modiste

[moh-deest; French maw-deest] /moʊˈdist; French mɔˈdist/
noun, plural modistes
[moh-deests; French maw-deest] /moʊˈdists; French mɔˈdist/ (Show IPA)
1.
Older Use. a female maker of or dealer in women's fashionable attire.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < French; see mode2, -ist
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Examples for modiste
  • Doubtless the modiste would tell us she aims but to meet the requirements of certain customers in this particular.
British Dictionary definitions for modiste

modiste

/məʊˈdiːst/
noun
1.
a fashionable dressmaker or milliner
Word Origin
C19: from French, from mode fashion
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