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One that produces, designs, or deals in dressmaking or millinery.

[French, from mode, fashion; see mode.]
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(Clothing & Fashion) a fashionable dressmaker or milliner
[C19: from French, from mode fashion]
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a woman formerly making or selling women's fashionable attire.
[1830–40; < French; see mode2, -ist]
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modiste, modist

a maker and seller of fashionable gowns and millinery for women.
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A person who designs, makes, or sells fashonable clothes for women.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.modiste - someone who makes and sells hatsmodiste - someone who makes and sells hats  
maker, shaper - a person who makes things
merchandiser, merchant - a businessperson engaged in retail trade
2.modiste - someone who makes or mends dressesmodiste - someone who makes or mends dresses  
garment worker, garmentmaker, garment-worker - a person who makes garments
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[məʊˈdiːst] Nmodista f
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nModistin f
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References in classic literature ?
Conquer new worlds, and remember--white is your color, and Paquin your one modiste. Morrison, Lady Barrington's carriage.
"Ah, but you see some of these sensible inventions come from the brain of a fashionable modiste, who will make you more lovely, or what you value more 'stylish' outside and comfortable within.
This, however, did not please Anna, who used to tell us that there was no room in her house for a modiste's establishment.
But when the brief solace afforded them by the modiste and dressmaker was past, there seemed little else to be gained.
Dubai: As the countdown to Eid Al Adha begins the modiste, seamstresses and intricate designmakers are racing against the clock to meet their delivery deadlines.
Modiste" by Victor Herbert, "This Nearly was Mine" from "South Pacific" by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, "America the Beautiful" by Samuel Ward, traditional New Year's Eve song "Auld Lang Syne" with its Scottish origins, and "Adventures on Earth" from "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" by John Williams u what can be better just a few hours before the clock strikes midnight and the year of 2019 officially starts?
Modiste and adapt to roles of other beautiful women.
Paul College were made by a modiste. When that aunt died, her daughter, my cousin, took over these duties.
As Garland noted, before long the modiste from the provinces was being called the ministre de la mode and earning more than a secretary of state.
He related that he was shown two proofs of Chez la modiste and was displeased with the results.
pretend their clothes came from a fashionable modiste but I always said, 'Oh, this a little something Mammy ran up for me.' ...
Gheorghe Asachi a su traiter aussi, dans ses poemes, le type de la femme moderne, coquette, << la femme modiste >>--dans le poeme Femeia la moda (La femme a la mode).