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Someone who makes and sells hats.  Synonyms: hatmaker, hatter, milliner.
Someone who makes or mends dresses.  Synonyms: dressmaker, needlewoman, seamstress, sempstress.

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"Modiste" Quotes from Famous Books

... some of these sensible inventions come from the brain of a fashionable modiste, who will make you more lovely, or what you value more 'stylish' outside and comfortable within. Mrs. Van Tassel has been to Madame Stone, and is wearing a full suit of this sort. Van himself told me, when I asked how she was, that she had given up lying on the ...
— Eight Cousins • Louisa M. Alcott

... without injuring one's health. She knows just what physical necessities should be indulged in to preserve to the greatest degree her remaining beauty. There is no trick of the hair-dresser, the modiste, the manicurist, or any one of the legion of people who devote their time to aiding the outward fascinations of women, which she does not know. She knows exactly what perfumes to use, what stockings to wear, how she should live, how far she should indulge in any dissipation; and ...
— The Easiest Way - Representative Plays by American Dramatists: 1856-1911 • Eugene Walter

... irregularity of the little gold watch, which had been her dead mother's gift, that brought her to the depot at least a quarter of an hour too soon. But she was not wholly sorry, for she had desired more solitude and time for reflection than she found in the noisy city, where a visit to an eminent modiste had occupied most of her leisure. There was, she had reasons for surmising, a decision of some moment to be made that night, and as yet she was no nearer arriving at it than she had been when the little note then in her ...
— The Cattle-Baron's Daughter • Harold Bindloss

Words linked to "Modiste" :   Betsy Ross, garmentmaker, garment worker, Ross, maker, garment-worker, shaper, merchandiser, Betsy Griscom Ross, merchant

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