Definition of Milliner

1. Noun. Someone who makes and sells hats.

Exact synonyms: Hatmaker, Hatter, Modiste
Generic synonyms: Maker, Shaper, Merchandiser, Merchant
Derivative terms: Hat



Definition of Milliner

1. n. Formerly, a man who imported and dealt in small articles of a miscellaneous kind, especially such as please the fancy of women.

Definition of Milliner

1. Noun. A person who is involved in the manufacture, design, or sale of hats for women. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Milliner

1. one who makes or sells women's hats [n -S]

Medical Definition of Milliner

1. 1. Formerly, a man who imported and dealt in small articles of a miscellaneous kind, especially such as please the fancy of women. "No milliner can so fit his customers with gloves." (Shak) 2. A person, usually a woman, who makes, trims, or deals in hats, bonnets, headdresses, etc, for women. Man milliner, a man who makes or deals in millinery; hence, contemptuously, a man who is busied with trifling occupations or embellishments. Origin: From Milaner an inhabitant of Milan, in Italy; hence, a man from Milan who imported women's finery. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Milliner

millimetre
millimetres
millimetric
millimho
millimhos
millimicro-
millimicron
millimicrons
millimilli-
millimilligram
millimilligrams
millimolar
millimole
millimoles
milline
milliner (current term)
milliner's
millineress
millineresses
millineries
milliners
millinery
millines
millinet
millinets
millinewton
millinewtons
milling
milling-in
milling around

Literary usage of Milliner

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1. Dramatic Criticism by James Thomas Grein (1904)
"And I propose to give no more than an inkling of the plot of The Little French milliner. But such an indication is necessary, for reasons to be specified ..."

2. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"He was there brought into contact with many thieves and other criminals, including one Mary milliner, with whom, on his release, he opened a brothel in ..."

3. A guide to the study of occupations: a selected critical bibliography of the by Frederick James Allen (1921)
"Prevocational and Industrial Arts. milliner AIKEN. The millinery Department. ... Helpful Talks with Girls, 85-87, a traveling milliner. LASELLE and WILEY. ..."

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