hat·​mak·​er | \ ˈhat-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce hatmaker (audio) \

Definition of hatmaker

: one who makes hats

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His mother was a successful hatmaker, and his father did odd jobs. Anne M. Hamilton, courant.com, "Extraordinary Life: Rabbi Stanley Kessler led Temple Beth El for decades, but Hartford was his community," 16 June 2019 Henri Bendel, originally a hatmaker from Louisiana, opened his first eponymous store in Greenwich Village in Manhattan in 1895, the Wall Street Journal reports, selling clothing, cosmetics, and handbags. Megan Friedman, Town & Country, "Shoppers Mourn the End of Henri Bendel, Which Is Closing After 123 Years," 14 Sep. 2018 About 20 years ago, Grant Pick wrote a profile of another hatmaker who also talked about the disappearance of his craft. Aimee Levitt, Chicago Reader, "Archive Dive / Arts / Style More about hats, from Ray Panice, proprietor of New World Hatters," 15 May 2018 The nation’s oldest hatmaker expects a relatively quick turnaround once U.S. workers get better at making the popular Kangol caps. Washington Post, "Hat brand Kangol returns jobs to US, finds itself struggling," 31 May 2017 Several other custom hatmakers seemed destined for their role. Michele Parente, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Del Mar brimming with fab hats," 19 July 2017 And even though the phrase has a certain levity to it, and while the Mad Hatter in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was silly and fun, the actual maladies hatmakers suffered were no joke— National Geographic, "Killer Clothing Was All the Rage In the 19th Century," 17 Oct. 2016 The nation's oldest hatmaker expects a relatively quick turnaround once U.S. workers get better at making the popular Kangol caps. Michael Rubinkam, Philly.com, "Hatmaker's tough U.S. return," 1 June 2017 Don Rongione (rahn-JOHN’) is CEO of the Bollman Hat Co., the nation’s oldest hatmaker. Michael Rubinkam, The Seattle Times, "Hat brand Kangol returns jobs to US, finds itself struggling," 30 May 2017

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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: a person whose job is to make hats

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