Meaning of tailoress in English:


Pronunciation /teɪlərˈɛs/


  • A female tailor.

    ‘Jane had started working as a tailoress to boost her family's income’
    • ‘During the war she became an apprentice tailoress at the shop.’
    • ‘Ellen Smith lived with her aunt, and in the census of 1871 is described as a tailoress.’
    • ‘Susan worked as a tailoress, as did her older sister, Florence, while their brother, Benjamin, joined George at the docks.’
    • ‘But at 15, she was apprenticed to a tailoress Miss Fitzgibbon and there, over five years, she served her time and learned her craft.’
    • ‘Jean Eaton, 87, a former tailoress, was a resident at the Wemyss Lodge Nursing Home in Ermin Street, Swindon, for five years before she died.’
    • ‘Marian's background as a tailoress differed from that of the middle-class, educated women who were prominent in socialist politics.’
    • ‘It was during his time at Laverton that David met Margaret, a tailoress in the WRAAF.’
    • ‘In September 1926 Joe married Gertrude Shepperd who was working as a tailoress for the Akaroa tailor, Mr Morkcom.’
    • ‘Hoduet neglected his work, but his wife gamely toiled as a tailoress after their child's birth.’
    • ‘My mother was a tailoress and my father worked for Johnny Walker whisky, so singing was not really in the family.’
    • ‘She assisted in disputes among female textile workers and took a leading role in the lengthy Leeds tailoresses ' strike of 1889.’
    • ‘In January 1889 she formed the Liverpool Workwomen's Society, comprising bookfolders, tailoresses, and cigarmakers.’
    • ‘The first female union in the Land of Oz was formed when female tailoresses tossed their collective thimbles out the window and created The Victorian Tailoresses Union.’
    garment maker, seamstress, needlewoman, tailoress