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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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