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wardrobe mistress

noun
1.
a woman in charge of keeping theatrical costumes cleaned, pressed, and in wearable condition.
Origin of wardrobe mistress
1895-1900
1895-1900
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  • If she agreed to it, he'd get in touch with the wardrobe mistress at the Globe, to-night.

    The Real Adventure Henry Kitchell Webster
  • They can always count on me for anything from wardrobe mistress to prima donna.

    Athalie Robert W. Chambers
  • There was also a matter of twenty dollars or so still to be paid to the wardrobe mistress and her assistant.

    The Real Adventure Henry Kitchell Webster
  • As for the woman you speak of, we'll get the wardrobe mistress at the Globe.

    The Real Adventure Henry Kitchell Webster
  • All costumes are in the care and charge of the wardrobe mistress.

  • The stage costumes hung in neat ranks outside under the eye of the wardrobe mistress.

    The Real Adventure Henry Kitchell Webster
  • The wardrobe mistress hurries from one to another, needle and thread in hand.

    My Actor-Husband Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for wardrobe mistress

wardrobe mistress

noun
1.
a person responsible for maintaining and sometimes making the costumes in a theatre
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