bespoke
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /bɪˈspəʊk/
  • (America) IPA: /bəˈspoʊk/
Adjective

bespoke (not comparable)

  1. Individually or custom made.
    • 1983, Kurt Andersen, “Her Majesty in Mellowland,” Time, 7 March, 1983,[http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,953741,00.html]
      Marc Valeric, a Beverly Hills milliner, sold 125 bespoke hats in two weeks to women desperate to dress properly for royal receptions.
    • 2004, Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty, Bloomsbury, 2005, Chapter 10,
      People gathered round, since it was something of an event, their MP, in his bespoke pinstripe and red tie, clutching an old Wellington boot and about to hurl it through the air.
    • 2016, "The Tube: Going Underground", Season 1, Episode 6
      There are 436 escalators in the London Underground, and every one is totally bespoke.
    • 2017 "Elements Part 2: Bespoken For", Adventure Time
      You need to get a nice bespoked suit. "Bespoke" means i's custom-made to fit your specific dimensions and emphasize what's flattering about your shape.
  2. Relating to someone who makes custom-made products, especially clothing items.
    a bespoke tailor
Synonyms Translations
  • French: taillé à sa mesure, fait#French|fait sur mesure, personnalisé
  • German: maßgeschneidert
  • Portuguese: sob medida
  • Russian: сде́ланный/изгото́вленный на зака́з
  • Spanish: a la medida (locution), a medida (locution)
Verb
  1. (archaic) Simple past tense and past participle of bespeak



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