Definition of clothier in English:


Line breaks: clo|thier
Pronunciation: /ˈkləʊðɪə


  • A person or company that makes or sells clothes or cloth.
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    • MPs who railed against the destruction of traditional steel and coal industries are quite happy to see equally traditional farriers, clothiers, boot-makers, stables and kennels go to the wall.
    • The finished product would then be sold to a clothier.
    • Before they became moguls, the men who made Hollywood had been clothiers, merchants, traders in diamonds and fox stoles, yard-goods and dry-goods salesmen.


Middle English clother, from cloth. The change in the ending was due to association with -ier.

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