tailor

/ˈteɪlə / (say 'tayluh)

noun
1. someone whose business it is to make or mend outer garments, especially for men.
2. (plural tailor or tailors) Also, tailer, taylor. an Australian sportfish, Pomatomus saltatrix, which has a scissor-like meshing of its teeth; greenback.
3. (plural tailor or tailors)→ chopper tailor.
verb (i)
4. to do the work of a tailor.
verb (t)
5. to make by tailor's work.
6. to fit or furnish with clothing.
7. to design for a particular need or taste: to tailor prices for the market.
{Middle English, from Old French tailleor cutter, from taillier cut}
tailorless, adjective
Usage: For variation in the plural inflection for defs 2 and 3, see note at fish1.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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