milliner


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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 ?
In the fulness of time a milliner came in, and to her she repaired on her own behalf.
'The situation that I have made interest to procure, ma'am, is with --with a milliner and dressmaker, in short.'
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.
The village of Longbourn was only one mile from Meryton; a most convenient distance for the young ladies, who were usually tempted thither three or four times a week, to pay their duty to their aunt and to a milliner's shop just over the way.
In that lady yonder, so strangely dressed, I should find for certain a large milliner's shop; in that one the shop is empty, but it wants cleaning plain enough.
Sabin drove slowly down Bond Street, and was rewarded by seeing her brougham outside a famous milliner's.
This other is a milliner's account for thirty-seven pounds fifteen made out by Madame Lesurier, of Bond Street, to William Derbyshire.