hat·​mak·​er ˈhat-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce hatmaker (audio)
: one who makes hats

Examples of hatmaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Designs were sent to hatmakers in Italy and New York, but neither could nail it. Lisa Richwine, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Mar. 2024 The Paloma Dia is made by a fourth-generation hatmaker outside Mexico City. Gabriela Aoun, Outside Online, 10 Nov. 2020 Among the many stories, a Parisian hatmaker leaves her husband and becomes reacquainted with her sexuality and in another, a disguised woman seduces strangers at her whim. Juliana Ukiomogbe, ELLE, 15 Feb. 2022 Recently, a hatmaker was there doing custom hat fittings. Jennifer Kester, Forbes, 11 June 2021 Clothing and hatmaker Brixton, which was founded in an Oceanside garage and has grown into a global retailer, is opening its first stateside, brick-and-mortar store in Encinitas. Brittany Meiling, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Sep. 2020 The 1,000 square-foot shop is designed to evoke vibes of a vintage milliner, or hatmaker, offering services like hat fitting, customized orders, steam cleaning and in-store pickup from online purchases. Brittany Meiling, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Sep. 2020 Back in Florence, the fourth-generation hatmaker Grevi is trying to address the coronavirus crisis through the lens of history—such as how the company survived the Great Depression, which sparked an enduring trend of fewer men wearing hats to work. Ivan Carvalho, Fortune, 13 Mar. 2020 The university is named after John B. Stetson, the hatmaker. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 12 Mar. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hatmaker was in the 14th century

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“Hatmaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hatmaker. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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