Definition of costumier noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kɒsˈtjuːmiə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//kɑːsˈtuːmieɪ//
(British English) (North American English costumer) People in theatre
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a person or company that makes costumes or has costumes to hire, especially for the theatre a firm of theatrical costumiers See related entries: People in theatre Word Originmid 19th cent.: French, from costumer ‘dress in a costume’, from Italian costume ‘custom, fashion, habit’, from Latin consuetudo, from consuetus, past participle of consuescere ‘accustom’, from con- (expressing intensive force) + suescere ‘become accustomed’.