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millinery

[mil-uh-ner-ee, -nuh-ree] /ˈmɪl əˌnɛr i, -nə ri/
noun
1.
women's hats and other articles made or sold by milliners.
2.
the business or trade of a milliner.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; milliner + -y3
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  • Outspoken and energetic, she ran a boarding house and millinery shop and added a personal touch to her customer service.
  • Thousands of terns were also harvested to provide feathers for the growing millinery trade.
  • Loss of breeding and wintering habitat, as well as harvest for the millinery trade, led to a severe decline of this species.
British Dictionary definitions for millinery

millinery

/ˈmɪlɪnərɪ; -ɪnrɪ/
noun
1.
hats, trimmings, etc, sold by a milliner
2.
the business or shop of a milliner
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Word Origin and History for millinery
n.

1670s; see milliner + -y (1).

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