modiste modiste

Definition(s):

  1. (n) someone who makes and sells hats
  2. (n) someone who makes or mends dresses

Usage(s):

  1. Allen, who was previously the Cuban Marquise de Casa Maury and before that the London modiste's mannequin Paula Gellibrand.
  2. He must understand such words as debutante and modiste, know that Dali is a painter and verity is the opposite of myth.

News

  • Eighth-grader aces ‘modiste’ to win News Spelling Bee

    In Andrew Erdman’s family of good spellers, he now holds bragging rights. With a correct spelling of “modiste,” the SS. Peter and Paul, Williamsville, eighth-grader on Sunday outlasted 21 others to win his first appearance in The Buffalo News Spelling Bee.
    on March 10, 2014     Source: The Buffalo News

Quotes

  • In 1912, André Salmon, a friend of Picasso, accused Matisse of having "the taste of a modiste," comparing his love of color to "a love of chiffon."
    on Jun 5, 2010 By: André Salmon Source: Boston Globe

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