milliner

[mil-uh-ner]
noun
a person who designs, makes, or sells hats for women.

Origin:
1520–30; variant of obsolete Milaner native of Milan, dealer in goods from Milan; see -er1

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To milliner
Collins
World English Dictionary
milliner (ˈmɪlɪnə)
 
n
a person who makes or sells women's hats
 
[C16: originally Milaner, a native of Milan, at that time famous for its fancy goods]

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
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

milliner
mid-15c., "vendor of fancy wares, especially those made in Milan," Italian city, famous for straw works, fancy goods, ribbons, bonnets, and cutlery. Meaning of "one who sells women's hats" may be from 1520s, certainly in use by 18c. (it is difficult in early references to know whether the word means
a type of merchant or "a resident of Milan" who is selling certain wares).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Example sentences
And they naturally become involved with the milliner meant for the stuffy store owner.
Spring traditions are a welcome sight in the city's parks, flower markets, candy shops and milliner's salons.
Past lives have included stints as a pharmacy, a milliner, and a bank.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature