Definition of costumer in English:


Syllabification: cos·tum·er
Pronunciation: /ˈkäsˌt(y)o͞omər, käsˈt(y)o͞o-
(also chiefly British costumier /käsˈt(y)o͞omēər/)


A person or company that makes or supplies theatrical or fancy-dress costumes.
More example sentences
  • The company had an imaginative director and two budding theatrical costumiers who saved the day.
  • ‘We have tried local theatrical costumiers but no one has exactly the right period.’
  • A trip to a theatrical costumier's secured the fancy dress, complete with buckled shoes, breeches and elaborate cuffs and ruff.


mid 19th century: from French costumier, from costumer 'dress in a costume' (see costume).

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