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From Anglo-Norman taillour, from Old French tailleor, from taillier, from Late Latin taliō, from Latin tālea (a cutting).



tailor (plural tailors)

  1. A person who makes, repairs, or alters clothes professionally, especially suits and men's clothing.
    He works as a tailor on Swanston Street.
  2. (Australia) The bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix).
    • 1880, New South Wales. Parliament. Legislative Council, Journal (volume 30, part 3, page 460)
      The tailor — is that a sea fish — a line fish? It is a sea fish, but not a line fish. They will bite at a line, but they are not a fish you can depend on with the line.


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

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To make, repair, or alter clothes.
    We can tailor that jacket for you if you like.
  2. (transitive) To make or adapt (something) for a specific need.
    The website was tailored to the client's needs.
  3. (transitive) To restrict (something) in order to meet a particular need.
    a narrowly tailored law


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  • Australian Fish and How to Catch Them, Richard Allan, Landsdowne Publishing, 1990, →ISBN.