seamster

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n seamster a person whose occupation is making and altering garments
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Seamster One who sews well, or whose occupation is to sew.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n seamster A man or woman employed in sewing: in early use applied to those who sewed leather as well as cloth.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Seamster one who sews:—fem. Seam′stress
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Seamstress
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. séamsíwian, to sew; Dut. zoom, Ger. saum.

Usage

In literature:

Marse John had a reg'lar seamster what didn't do nothin' else but sew.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Aunt Phoebie done de weavin' and Aunt Polly was de seamster.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
A seamster cut out for them two long black robes with hoods attached, like monks' habits.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
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In news:

Children's bed sheets hang in the windows of what was once Cedric Lamont Seamster's home on North Hamilton Street, their cartoon characters smiling into empty rooms.
In the right hands, Subversive Seamster (The Taunton Press, $14.95) could be a cute weekend project.
This new SYO ( sew your own) studio invites novices and expert seamsters to rent machines, take class.
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