modiste

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French modiste. Compare modist.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

modiste (plural modistes)

  1. A person who makes or sells fashionable women's clothing, especially dresses or hats. [from 19th c.]
    • 1911, Max Beerbohm, Zuleika Dobson:
      All the colours of the rainbow, materialised by modistes, were there.
    • 1992, Hilary Mantel, A Place of Greater Safety, Harper Perennial 2007, p. 46:
      Her dresses – about 150 each year – are made by Rose Bertin, an expensive but necessary modiste with premises on the rue Saint-Honoré.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French modiste.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /moːˈdist/, /ˌmoːˈdɪs.tə/
  • Hyphenation: mo‧dis‧te

Noun[edit]

modiste f (plural modistes)

  1. (dated) A fashion saleswoman, a female modiste.

Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: modiste

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mode +‎ -iste.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɔ.dist/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

modiste m (plural modistes)

  1. modiste; milliner

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch modiste, from French modiste.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [moˈdɪstə]
  • Hyphenation: mo‧dis‧tê

Noun[edit]

modiste or modistê

  1. modiste, a person who makes or sells fashionable women's clothing, especially dresses or hats.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

modiste f

  1. plural of modista

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