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[shoo-mey-ker] /ˈʃuˈmeɪ kər/
a person who makes or mends shoes.
Origin of shoemaker
1350-1400; Middle English; see shoe, maker
Related forms
shoemaking, noun


[shoo-mey-ker] /ˈʃuˌmeɪ kər/
William Lee ("Willie") 1931–2003, U.S. jockey. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for shoemaker
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  • Cross the way there lives a shoemaker: Away quickly, that we may not spoil our design.

  • I flung out the first hint—but for that it would all have gone to the shoemaker.'

    Life On The Mississippi, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • A shoemaker's implement, named by a frowning Providence as opportunity to the maker of puns.

    The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce
  • And is the dishpan still at the castle of Ugu the shoemaker?

    The Lost Princess of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • Mr. Sherman was a self-educated man, a shoemaker, and a Christian.

    Anecdotes for Boys Harvey Newcomb
  • On no account was Ugu the shoemaker a pleasant person to gaze at.

    The Lost Princess of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • The, soldier asked the shoemaker to come and cut his horse a girth, and he would pay him.

    The Book of Noodles W. A. Clouston
  • When Ugu the shoemaker does that, please knock at the front door and let me know.

    The Lost Princess of Oz L. Frank Baum
British Dictionary definitions for shoemaker


a person who makes or repairs shoes or boots
Derived Forms
shoemaking, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for shoemaker

late 14c. (mid-14c. as a surname), from shoe (n.) + maker.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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