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hatter1

[hat-er] /ˈhæt ər/
noun
1.
a maker or seller of hats.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see hat, -er1

hatter2

[hat-er] /ˈhæt ər/
noun, Australian Informal.
1.
a person who has become eccentric from living alone in a remote area.
2.
a person who lives alone in the bush, as a herder or prospector.
Origin
1850-55; said to be from the phrase “as mad as a hatter”
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  • My grandfather was a hatter, and members of my family worked in the factories.
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hatter

/ˈhætə/
noun
1.
a person who makes and sells hats
2.
mad as a hatter, crazily eccentric
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Word Origin and History for hatter
n.

late 14c., from hat + -er (1).

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