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Modiste

noun
1.
Someone who makes and sells hats.  Synonyms: hatmaker, hatter, milliner.
2.
Someone who makes or mends dresses.  Synonyms: dressmaker, needlewoman, seamstress, sempstress.






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"Modiste" Quotes from Famous Books



... of short, dancing length, Juno's excepted. Juno was a good deal of a law unto herself in the matter of raiment. Her father supplied her with all the spending money she asked for, and charge accounts at several of the large New York shops and at a fashionable modiste's, completed her latitude. There would be very little left for Juno to arrive at when she ...
— Peggy Stewart at School • Gabrielle E. Jackson

... than the quite simple one I have before named. Indeed, I am not sure if the Picture would not look best in a plain gold Flat (as it is called) without Ogee, or any ornament whatsoever. But try it on first: and then you can at least please yourself, if not the Terrible Modiste who now writes to you. My Brother is very anxious you should have the Picture, and wrote to me again to send you his hereditary kind Regards. I ought to be sending you his Note—which I have lost. Instead of that, I enclose one from poor Laurence to whom ...
— Letters of Edward FitzGerald to Fanny Kemble (1871-1883) • Edward FitzGerald



Words linked to "Modiste" :   garment-worker, garment worker, merchandiser, maker, garmentmaker, merchant, shaper, Ross, Betsy Griscom Ross, Betsy Ross



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