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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  • Milliner — Porté dans le Finistère, le nom désigne en breton un meunier (miliner, meliner). Autres formes : Milinaire (50), Miliner (22). Voir aussi Le Mélinaire. Le moulin est représenté pour sa part par le nom de famille Milin (29) …   Noms de famille

  • milliner — (n.) mid 15c., vendor of fancy wares, especially those made in MILAN (Cf. Milan), Italian city, famous for straw works, fancy goods, ribbons, bonnets, and cutlery. Meaning one who sells women s hats may be from 1520s, certainly by 18c. (it is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • milliner — ► NOUN ▪ a person who makes or sells women s hats. DERIVATIVES millinery noun. ORIGIN from the name of the Italian city Milan, originally meaning «native of Milan», later «a vendor of fancy goods from Milan» …   English terms dictionary

  • milliner — [mil′i nər] n. [< Milaner, inhabitant of Milan, vendor of bonnets and dress wares from Milan] a person who designs, makes, trims, or sells women s hats …   English World dictionary

  • Milliner — Jesse Milliner (* 1973 in Köln) ist ein US amerikanischer Jazz Keyboarder und Arrangeur. Er ist Hochschullehrer an der Hochschule für Musik Mainz. Milliner studierte Jazzklavier an der Essener Folkwang Hochschule für Musik und an der Manhattan… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • milliner — UK [ˈmɪlɪnə(r)] / US [ˈmɪlɪnər] noun [countable] Word forms milliner : singular milliner plural milliners old fashioned someone whose job is to make or sell hats …   English dictionary

  • milliner — [[t]mɪ̱lɪnə(r)[/t]] milliners N COUNT A milliner is a person whose job is making or selling women s hats …   English dictionary

  • milliner — noun Etymology: irregular from Milan, Italy; from the importation of women s finery from Italy in the 16th century Date: 1530 a person who designs, makes, trims, or sells women s hats …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • milliner — /mil euh neuhr/, n. a person who designs, makes, or sells hats for women. [1520 30; var. of obs. Milaner native of Milan, dealer in goods from Milan; see ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • milliner — noun A person who is involved in the manufacture, design, or sale of hats for women. Syn: hatter …   Wiktionary

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