sartorial

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From New Latin sartorius (pertaining to a tailor), from Late Latin sartor (tailor), from Latin sarcire (to patch, mend).

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sartorial (comparative more sartorial, superlative most sartorial)

  1. (not comparable) Of or relating to the tailoring of clothing.
    • 2001, Jay Parini, By Their Clothes Ye Shall Know Them, The Chronicle of Higher Education (21 Dec 2001), B24:
      His sartorial rebellions were slight: he wore jeans, for example, when giving tutorials.
    • 2007, Carter Bays & Craig Thomas, How I Met Your Mother, CBS, Episode 2ALH14:
      Suits are full of joy. They are the sartorial equivalent of a baby’s smile.
  2. ​ Of or relating to the quality of dress
    In his smart suit Jacob was by far the most sartorial of our party.
  3. (anatomy) Of or relating to the sartorius muscle.

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