Tailor

Definition of Tailor

Tai´lor
n.1.One whose occupation is to cut out and make men's garments; also, one who cuts out and makes ladies' outer garments.
Well said, good woman's tailor . . . I would thou wert a man's tailor.
- Shak.
2.(Zool.) The mattowacca; - called also tailor herring.
3.(Zool.) The goldfish.
Salt-water tailor
(Zool.) the bluefish.
Tailor bird
(Zool.) any one of numerous species of small Asiatic and East Indian singing birds belonging to Orthotomus, Prinia, and allied genera. They are noted for the skill with which they sew leaves together to form nests. The common Indian species are Orthotomus longicauda, which has the back, scapulars, and upper tail coverts yellowish green, and the under parts white; and the golden-headed tailor bird (Orthotomus coronatus), which has the top of the head golden yellow and the back and wings pale olive-green.
- Bartlett.
v. i.1.To practice making men's clothes; to follow the business of a tailor.
[imp. & p. p. Tailored ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tailoring.]

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