milliner (n.) mid-15c., "vendor of fancy wares, especially those made in MILAN (Cf. Milan)," Italian city, famous for straw works, fancy goods, ribbons, bonnets, and cutlery. Meaning "one who sells women's hats" may be from 1520s, certainly 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).

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  • milliner — ► NOUN ▪ a person who makes or sells women s hats. DERIVATIVES millinery noun. ORIGIN from the name of the Italian city Milan, originally meaning «native of Milan», later «a vendor of fancy goods from Milan» …   English terms dictionary

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  • milliner — UK [ˈmɪlɪnə(r)] / US [ˈmɪlɪnər] noun [countable] Word forms milliner : singular milliner plural milliners old fashioned someone whose job is to make or sell hats …   English dictionary

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  • milliner — noun Etymology: irregular from Milan, Italy; from the importation of women s finery from Italy in the 16th century Date: 1530 a person who designs, makes, trims, or sells women s hats …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • milliner — /mil euh neuhr/, n. a person who designs, makes, or sells hats for women. [1520 30; var. of obs. Milaner native of Milan, dealer in goods from Milan; see ER1] * * * …   Universalium

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