Definition of Modiste

1. Noun. Someone who makes and sells hats.

Exact synonyms: Hatmaker, Hatter, Milliner
Generic synonyms: Maker, Shaper, Merchandiser, Merchant
Derivative terms: Hat



2. Noun. Someone who makes or mends dresses.

Definition of Modiste

1. n. A female maker of, or dealer in, articles of fashion, especially of the fashionable dress of ladies; a woman who gives direction to the style or mode of dress.

2. n. One, esp. woman, who makes, or deals in, articles of fashion, esp. of the fashionable dress of ladies; a dress- maker or milliner.

Definition of Modiste

1. Noun. A person who makes or sells fashionable women's clothing, especially dresses or hats. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Modiste

1. a dealer in stylish women's clothing [n -S]

Medical Definition of Modiste

1. A female maker of, or dealer in, articles of fashion, especially of the fashionable dress of ladies; a woman who gives direction to the style or mode of dress. Origin: F. See Mode, and cf. Modist. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Modiste

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Literary usage of Modiste

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The dressmakers' bills, fortunately for the head of the family, are not exorbitant, as the costumes have not been through the hands of the modiste, ..."

2. The Idler in Italy by Marguerite Blessington (1839)
"The modiste with her carton, or the cuisiniere returning with her basket of provisions from the market, would esteem it sinful to pass the ever-open doors ..."

3. Records of Travels in Turkey, Greece, &c.: And of a Cruise in the Black Sea by Sir Adolphus Slade (1833)
"From Paris, also, about the same time, a fashionable modiste was on the eve of coming, on the strength of paragraphs in the journals, which stated that the ..."

4. The Dictionary of Trade Products, Manufacturing, and Technical Terms: With a by Peter Lund Simmonds (1858)
"BONNET-MAKER, a nuker of ladies' bonnets either a modiste or milliner, or a straw- bonnet maker. BONNET i'KPi'ER, a species of capsicum. ..."

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