hatter

1 [hat-er]
noun
a maker or seller of hats.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see hat, -er1

Dictionary.com Unabridged

hatter

2 [hat-er]
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”

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To hatter
Collins
World English Dictionary
hatter (ˈhætə)
 
n
1.  a person who makes and sells hats
2.  mad as a hatter crazily eccentric

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Idioms & Phrases

hatter

see mad as a hatter.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
My grandfather was a hatter, and members of my family worked in the factories.
Idioms & Phrases
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature