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mil·li·ner

 (mĭl′ə-nər)
n.
One that makes, trims, designs, or sells hats.

[Probably alteration of Middle English Milener, native of Milan, from Milanthe source of goods such as bonnets and lace.]

milliner

(ˈmɪlɪnə)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) a person who makes or sells women's hats
[C16: originally Milaner, a native of Milan, at that time famous for its fancy goods]

mil•li•ner

(ˈmɪl ə nər)

n.
a person who creates or sells hats for women.
[1520–30; orig. a dealer in goods from Milan; see -er1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.milliner - someone who makes and sells hatsmilliner - someone who makes and sells hats  
maker, shaper - a person who makes things
merchandiser, merchant - a businessperson engaged in retail trade
Translations

milliner

[ˈmɪlɪnəʳ] Nsombrerero/a m/f
milliner's (shop)sombrerería f

milliner

[ˈmɪlɪnər] nmodiste f

milliner

nHutmacher m, → Hut- or Putzmacherin f, → Modistin f; at the milliner’s (shop)im Hutgeschäft or -laden

milliner

[ˈmɪlɪnəʳ] nmodista
References in classic literature ?
This anecdote, so strikingly illustrative of the opulence of milliners, was not received with any great demonstration of feeling, inasmuch as Kate hung down her head while it was relating, and Ralph manifested very intelligible symptoms of extreme impatience.
No jewelers' or milliners' bills were among the papers found in her desk.
For you might spend your life, say, in studying the London street boy, and write never so movingly and humourously about him, yet would he never know your name; and though Whitechapel makes novelists, it does so without knowing it,--makes them to be read in Mayfair,--just as it never wears the dainty hats and gowns its weary little milliners and seamstresses make through the day and night.
On Monday the women are off to the milliners to spend more money than ever; the city men are off to business to make more money than ever--while my grocer, loud in my praises in his Sunday coat, turns up his week-day sleeves and adulterates his favorite preacher's sugar as cheerfully as usual!
She bought nothing whatever at any of the other drapers' shops, or at any milliners' or tailors' shops; and she bought nothing at Maltby's but a piece of long cloth.
In the fulness of time a milliner came in, and to her she repaired on her own behalf.
In a pirate, man-of-war, or slave ship, when the captain is rowed anywhere in his boat, he always sits in the stern sheets on a comfortable, sometimes cushioned seat there, and often steers himself with a pretty little milliner's tiller decorated with gay cords and ribbons.
It would be the Venus de' Medici placed beside a milliner's doll.
And here, also, they used to have a grand procession, of priests, citizens, soldiers, sailors, and the high dignitaries of the City Government, once a year, to shave the head of a made-up Madonna--a stuffed and painted image, like a milliner's dummy--whose hair miraculously grew and restored itself every twelve months.
I think I should do better in London; at some respectable milliner's, if I could be properly recommended.
Mrs Boffin bears Miss Bella away to her Milliner's and Dressmaker's, and she gets beautifully dressed.
This store was now nearly exhausted, and she had found a milliner who gave her a miserable pittance for toiling with her needle eight or ten hours each day.