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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: tailleur, from taillier 'to cut', from Late Latin taliare, from Latin talea 'small stick, piece cut off a plant for regrowing'

tailor

1 noun
     
tai‧lor1 [countable]
DCBO someone whose job is to make men's clothes, that are measured to fit each customer perfectly [↪ dressmaker]

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