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tailor-made

[adj. tey-ler-meyd; n. tey-ler-meyd, -meyd] /adj. ˈteɪ lərˈmeɪd; n. ˈteɪ lərˌmeɪd, -ˈmeɪd/
adjective
1.
2.
custom-made; made-to-order; made-to-measure:
an expensive tailor-made suit.
3.
fashioned to a particular taste, purpose, demand, etc.:
a musical comedy tailor-made for the popular audience.
noun
4.
something, as a garment, that is tailor-made.
Origin of tailor-made
1825-1835
1825-35

tailor-make

[tey-ler-meyk] /ˈteɪ lərˈmeɪk/
verb (used with object), tailor-made, tailor-making.
1.
to make or adjust to meet the needs of the particular situation, individual, object, etc.:
to tailor-make a tour.
Origin
1895-1900
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Examples from the Web for tailor-made
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  • As she spoke she got up and gently brushed some twigs from her tailor-made skirt.

    The Way of Ambition Robert Hichens
  • Brown braiding on a tailor-made jacket does not, however, consort with hay-wagons.

    American Notes Rudyard Kipling
  • Perhaps such suits are not quite so becoming as the trim, tailor-made suits in New York, but they are a lot more comfortable.

  • Quickly she ran up-stairs and took off her tailor-made costume.

    The White Shield Myrtle Reed
  • Bringing, too, into every nook and corner fashion and chatter, the tailor-made gown and the eyeglass.

    Pagan Papers Kenneth Grahame
British Dictionary definitions for tailor-made

tailor-made

adjective
1.
made by a tailor to fit exactly: a tailor-made suit
2.
perfectly meeting a particular purpose: a girl tailor-made for him
noun
3.
a tailor-made garment
4.
(slang) a cigarette made in a factory rather than rolled by hand
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Slang definitions & phrases for tailor-made

tailgate

verb

  1. To follow another car, truck, etc, dangerously closely; hightail: drove her car behind him, tailgating him between red walls of dead brick
  2. To watch girls go by (College students)
  3. To join what one says closely to what has just been said; dovetail (Army)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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