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Meaning of MILLINER

Pronunciation:  'milunur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  someone who makes and sells hats
  2. [n]  a merchant who designs and sells hats

MILLINER is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: hatmaker, hatter, modiste
 See Also: maker, merchandiser, merchant, shaper



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

         No milliner can so fit his customers with gloves.

2. A person, usually a woman, who makes, trims, or deals in
   hats, bonnets, headdresses, etc., for women.

{Man milliner}, a man who makes or deals in millinery; hence,
   contemptuously, a man who is busied with trifling
   occupations or embellishments.

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