designer
I. noun Date: 1662 one that designs: as a. one who creates and often executes plans for a project or structure <
urban designers
>
<
a theater set designer
>
b. one that creates and manufactures a new product style or design; especially one who designs and manufactures high-fashion clothing <
the designer's new fall line
>
II. adjective Date: 1966 1. of, relating to, or produced by a designer <
designer wallpaper
>
<
wearing a designer original
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; also displaying the name, signature, or logo of a designer or manufacturer <
designer jeans
>
2. intended to reflect the latest in sophisticated taste or fashion <
designer ice cream
>
<
a designer haircut
>
3. modified artificially (as by genetic engineering) to fulfill individual specifications or meet a need <
designer foods
>
<
designer estrogens
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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