Definition of modiste in English:

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modiste

Pronunciation: /mōˈdēst/

noun

dated
A fashionable milliner or dressmaker.
Example sentences
  • It's the sort of city where a burglar, a banker, a taxi-driver, an academician, a modiste, and a pushcart vendor might all fetch up together in a corner banquette at the end of the night.
  • Then find me a competent man of affairs along with a modiste and a personal maid from one of the agencies.
  • Of course, I've been with my modiste - this year's hats are so bewitching!

Origin

Mid 19th century: French, from mode 'fashion'.

Words that rhyme with modiste

arriviste, artiste, batiste, beast, dirigiste, east, feast, least, Mideast, northeast, piste, priest, southeast, uncreased, unreleased, yeast

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Syllabification: mo·diste

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