couture

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Shortening of haute couture, thus ultimately from French couture.

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couture (countable and uncountable, plural coutures)

  1. (fashion) The production of high-end, custom-made clothing
    • 2007, Cally Blackman, 100 Years of Fashion Illustration[1], →ISBN, page 166:
      It was the branding of these products, rather than the couture itself, that would become the foundation of the industry, generating huge global sales by the last quarter of the century.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French cousture, from Vulgar Latin *cōnsutūra, from Latin cōnsūtus, from cōnsuō.

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Noun[edit]

couture f (plural coutures)

  1. sewing
  2. dressmaking
  3. seam
  4. (medical) stitches
  5. scar

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