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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bespoke, bespoken, made-to-order, tailored, tailor-madeadjective

    (of clothing) custom-made


  1. bespokeadjective

    Individually or custom made.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bespoke

    Etymology: irreg. particip. from bespeak; which see.


  1. Bespoke

    The word bespoke () has evolved from a verb meaning 'to speak for something', to its contemporary usage as an adjective. Originally, the adjective bespoke described tailor-made suits and shoes. Later, it described anything commissioned to a particular specification (altered or tailored to the customs, tastes, or usage of an individual purchaser). In contemporary usage, bespoke has become a general marketing and branding concept implying exclusivity and limited runs.


  1. bespoke

    Bespoke refers to something that is customized or personalized according to individual preferences or specific requirements. It typically refers to products or services that are specially made or tailored to suit a particular customer's desires or needs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bespoke

    of Bespeak

  2. Bespoke

    of Bespeak

  3. Bespoke

    imp. & p. p. of Bespeak


  1. Bespoke

    Bespoke is a British English word that means a clothing item made to a buyer's specification. While it can be applied to other items, including computer software and luxury cars, the term historically was applied only to men's tailored clothing, footwear and other apparel, implying measurement and fitting. For most non-clothing items, the term build to order is usually used instead. The distinguishing points of bespoke tailoring are the buyer's total control over the fabric used, the features and fit, and the way the garment should be made. More generally, "bespoke" describes a high degree of "customisation", and involvement of the end-user, in the production of the goods. "Bespoke" is rarely used in any context in other varieties of English, which usually prefer terms such as "tailor-made" or "customised".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bespoke

    be-spōk′, Bespoken, be-spōk′n, pa.p. of Bespeak, ordered, as boots, clothes, &c.

Editors Contribution

  1. bespoke

    The goldilocks and three bears curse

    I sort of forget the fairy tale goldilocks and the three bears and may have paid my price

    Submitted by Lighthouse21 on February 13, 2018  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bespoke in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bespoke in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of bespoke in a Sentence

  1. Paul Gait:

    Specialty steels will help Voestalpine survive for a few years, but eventually the Chinese will probably be able to produce the more bespoke, more tailored steel.

  2. Ralf Hungerbuehler:

    We don't see it as a threat, the difference is really the complexity and the bespoke nature of what is being offered. An exchange has a more off -the-shelf approach and cannot offer every variable a client might want.

  3. Ralf Hungerbuehler:

    The difference is really the complexity and the bespoke nature of what is being offered. An exchange has a more off -the-shelf approach and cannot offer every variable a client might want, power traders will most likely use wind futures to manage shorter-term daily and weekly positions. The insurers will be interested in longer dated structures from several weeks to years.

  4. Ian Smith:

    This way we can very quickly get a final product, so the advantages of this technology are, firstly, for rapid prototyping and making a large number of prototypes quickly, secondly, for being able to make bespoke parts that you wouldn't be able to with classic engineering technologies.

  5. Ian Graham:

    Having our hands on this gene allows us to develop molecular breeding approaches to creating bespoke poppy varieties that make different compounds.

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  • P Menon
    P Menon
    Lovely word-wish those wanting to avoid frequent divorces remember this word-if that is ok its a snother thing-ladies dont get me wrong -but divorce cost much more for the men in countries-wish people read the fairy tale goldilocks and the three bears and try to understand its message-leave it to the community-just told my personal opininion need not find favour with many. 
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