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[klohth -yer, -ee-er] /ˈkloʊð yər, -i ər/

a retailer of clothing.
a person who makes or sells cloth.
a person who makes, sells, or deals in clothes or cloth

mid-14c., clother; late 15c., clothyer (late 13c. as a surname) Middle English agent noun from cloth; also see -ier, which is unetymological in this word and probably acquired by bad influence.


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