Man milliner
Milliner Mil"li*ner, n. [From Milaner an inhabitant of Milan, in Italy; hence, a man from Milan who imported women's finery.] [1913 Webster] 1. Formerly, a man who imported and dealt in small articles of a miscellaneous kind, especially such as please the fancy of women. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

No milliner can so fit his customers with gloves. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A person who designs, makes, trims, or deals in hats, bonnets, headdresses, etc., for women. [1913 Webster]

{Man milliner}, a man who makes or deals in millinery, that occupation having been at one time predominantly performed by women; hence, contemptuously, a man who is busied with trifling occupations or embellishments. [1913 Webster +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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