Definition of sempstress in English:


Syllabification: semp·stress
Pronunciation: /ˈsem(p)stris


  • another term for seamstress.
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    • Young Misses will be improved in Reading, Grammar, and Writing; and particular attention will be paid such whose abilities entitle them to become complete sempstresses.
    • The 1696 parable about the dangers of middle-class women dressing like ‘persons of quality’ has its roots in the more or less endemic anxiety that prostitutes' ‘excellent Art… can easily turn a Sempstress into a waiting Gentlewoman.’

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