tailor

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman tailour, from Old French tailleor, from taillier, from Late Latin talio, from Latin talea (a cutting).

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tailor (plural tailors)

  1. A person who makes, repairs, or alters clothes professionally, especially suits and men's clothing.
  2. (Australia) The fish Pomatomus saltatrix.

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tailor (third-person singular simple present tailors, present participle tailoring, simple past and past participle tailored)

  1. (transitive) To make, repair, or alter clothes.
  2. (transitive) To make or adapt (something) for a specific need.
  3. (transitive) To restrict (something) in order to meet a particular need
    a narrowly tailored law.

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References[edit]

  • Australian Fish and How to Catch Them, Richard Allan, Landsdowne Publishing, 1990, ISBN 1-86302-674-6.