Definition of sempstress in English:

sempstress

noun

  • another term for seamstress
    • ‘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.’’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

sempstress

/ˈsɛm(p)strɪs/