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tai·lor / ˈtālər/ • n. 1. a person whose occupation is making fitted clothes such as suits, pants, and jackets to fit individual customers. 2. (also tai·lor·fish) another term for bluefish. • v. [tr.] (usu. be tailored) (of a tailor) make (clothes) to fit individual customers: he was wearing a sports coat that had obviously been tailored in New York. ∎  make or adapt for a particular purpose or person: arrangements can be tailored to meet individual requirements. ORIGIN: Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French taillour, literally ‘cutter,’ based on late Latin taliare ‘to cut.’ The verb dates from the mid 17th cent.

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tailor XIII. ME. taillour, taylo(u)r — AN. taillour, (O)F. tailleur cutter :- Rom. *tāliātor, -ōr-, f. tāliāre cut :- *tal(l)iāre, f. L. tālea rod, twig, cutting; see -OR1.

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tailor See POMATOMIDAE.

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tailor

tailorAdela, bailer, bailor, baler, Benguela, bewailer, derailleur, hailer, inhaler, jailer, loudhailer, mailer, nailer, railer, retailer, sailer, sailor, scaler, Scheele, shillelagh, tailor, Taylor, trailer, Venezuela, wailer, whaler •fabler • Daimler • blackmailer •abseiler • wassailer • boardsailor •wholesaler •appealer, candela, Coahuila, concealer, dealer, feeler, healer, Keeler, kneeler, Leila, peeler, Philomela, reeler, revealer, Schiele, sealer, sheila, Shelagh, spieler, squealer, stealer, tequila, velar, Vila, wheeler, wheeler-dealer •enfant terrible •Anguilla, Aquila, Attila, Camilla, cedilla, chiller, chinchilla, driller, Drusilla, fibrillar, filler, flotilla, fulfiller, Godzilla, gorilla, griller, guerrilla, killer, Manila, manilla, mantilla, miller, pillar, Priscilla, sapodilla, sarsaparilla, Schiller, scilla, scintilla, spiller, swiller, thriller, tiller, vanilla, vexilla, villa, Willa, willer, zorilla •kiblah • fiddler •kindler, swindler •sniffler • sigla • stickler •sprinkler, twinkler, winkler •Himmler, Simla •crippler •Hitler, Littler, Mitla •grizzler • Polyfilla • drosophila •downhiller • Angela • painkiller •weedkiller • ladykiller • Pamela •similar, verisimilar •propyla • caterpillar • canceller •councillor (US councilor), counsellor (US counselor)

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