noun Etymology: Middle English semester, semster, from Old English sēamestre seamstress, tailor, from sēam seam Date: before 12th century a person employed at sewing; especially tailor

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  • Seamster — Seam ster, n. [See {Seamstress}.] One who sews well, or whose occupation is to sew. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seamster — seamster, seamstress (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. sewer, stitcher; dressmaker, tailor[ess]. See clothing …   English dictionary for students

  • seamster — [sēm′stər, sem′stər] n. Now Rare TAILOR …   English World dictionary

  • seamster — /seem steuhr/ or, esp. Brit., /sem /, n. a person whose occupation is sewing; tailor. [bef. 1000; ME semster(e), OE saemestre, seamystre, fem. deriv. of seamere tailor; see SEAM, STER] * * * …   Universalium

  • seamster — noun A man who sews clothes professionally …   Wiktionary

  • seamster — seam·ster …   English syllables

  • seamster — seam•ster [[t]ˈsim stər[/t]] esp. brit. [[t]ˈsɛm [/t]] n. brit. clo tailor • Etymology: bef. 1000; ME semster(e), OE sǣmestre, sēamystre, fem. der. of sēamere tailor …   From formal English to slang

  • seamster — noun a person whose occupation is making and altering garments • Syn: ↑tailor, ↑sartor • Derivationally related forms: ↑sartorial (for: ↑sartor), ↑seam, ↑tailor ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • sempster — variant of seamster * * * sempster /semˈstər/ noun a variant of ↑seamster sempˈstering, sempˈstressing and sempˈstress ship noun Sewing sempˈstress noun A seamstress * * * sempster, sempstress etc.: see seamster …   Useful english dictionary

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