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Dressmaker vs. Tailor

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Main Difference

The main difference between Dressmaker and Tailor is that the Dressmaker is a person who makes custom clothing for men and women and Tailor is a person who makes, repairs, or alters clothing professionally, typically men's clothing.

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Wikipedia
  • Dressmaker (noun)

    A person who makes tailor-made women's clothes.

  • Tailor (noun)

    A person who makes, repairs, or alters clothes professionally, especially suits and men's clothing.

    "He works as a tailor on Swanston Street."

  • Tailor (noun)

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  • Tailor (verb)

    To make, repair, or alter clothes.

    "We can tailor that jacket for you if you like."

  • Tailor (verb)

    To make or adapt (something) for a specific need.

    "The website was tailored to the client's needs."

  • Tailor (verb)

    To restrict (something) in order to meet a particular need.

    "a narrowly tailored law"

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Dressmaker (noun)

    A maker of gowns, or similar garments; a mantuamaker.

  • Tailor (noun)

    One whose occupation is to cut out and make men's garments; also, one who cuts out and makes ladies' outer garments.

  • Tailor (noun)

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  • Tailor (noun)

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  • Tailor (verb)

    To practice making men's clothes; to follow the business of a tailor.

Webster Dictionary
  • Dressmaker (noun)

    someone who makes or mends dresses

  • Tailor (noun)

    a person whose occupation is making and altering garments

  • Tailor (verb)

    make fit for a specific purpose

  • Tailor (verb)

    style and tailor in a certain fashion;

    "cut a dress"

  • Tailor (verb)

    create (clothes) with cloth;

    "Can the seamstress sew me a suit by next week?"

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