noun Date: 1676 1. women's apparel for the head 2. the business or work of a milliner

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  • Millinery — refers to hats and other articles sold by a milliner to women, or the profession or business of designing, making, or selling hats, dresses, and hat trim to women. Women would ask a milliner to remake their old clothing into new clothing. A… …   Wikipedia

  • Millinery — Mil li*ner*y, n. 1. The articles made or sold by milliners, as headdresses, hats or bonnets, laces, ribbons, and the like. [1913 Webster] 2. The business of work of a milliner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • millinery — (n.) 1670s; see MILLINER (Cf. milliner) + Y (Cf. y) (1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • millinery — [mil′i ner΄ē] n. [< MILLINER + ERY] 1. women s hats, headdresses, etc. 2. the work or business of a milliner …   English World dictionary

  • Millinery —    The word millinery is used to describe women s hats. A person who makes women s hats is known as a milliner; the term hat maker refers to a person who makes men s hats. The derivation of the word comes from sixteenth century Italy: merchants… …   Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry

  • millinery — [[t]mɪ̱lɪnəri, AM neri[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N n Millinery is used to refer to women s hats. [FORMAL] ...her aunt s modest millinery shop …   English dictionary

  • millinery — 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

  • millinery — /mil euh ner ee, neuh ree/, n. 1. women s hats and other articles made or sold by milliners. 2. the business or trade of a milliner. [1670 80; MILLINER + Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • millinery — noun /mˈɪlnəɹˌi/ a) Womens hats. b) A shop with womens hats …   Wiktionary

  • millinery — Synonyms and related words: bootmaking, cap, chapeau, cobbling, coverchief, dressmaking, garment making, handkerchief, hat, hatmaking, headcloth, headdress, headgear, headpiece, headtire, headwear, kerchief, lid, tailoring …   Moby Thesaurus

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