hatter

noun
hat·​ter | \ ˈha-tər How to pronounce hatter (audio) \

Definition of hatter

: one that makes, sells, or cleans and repairs hats

Examples of hatter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After a decade of working in costume design, fashion, performing arts and vintage clothing, Griffin purchased a 100-year-old hat company and served as an apprentice with Michael Harris, a master hatter. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 21 Mar. 2022 After a decade of working in costume design, fashion, performing arts and vintage clothing, Griffin purchased a 100-year-old hat company and served as an apprentice with Michael Harris, a master hatter. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 21 Mar. 2022 Josef von Sternberg was actually Jonas Sternberg, a Jew from Queens; Erich von Stroheim was the son of a Vienna hatter; and many of the stars claiming exotic or elevated lineage (male and female) had lately come from the streets or from the parlor. David Mamet, National Review, 31 Mar. 2022 After a decade of working in costume design, fashion, performing arts and vintage clothing, Griffin purchased a 100-year-old hat company and served as an apprentice with Michael Harris, a master hatter. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 21 Mar. 2022 After a decade of working in costume design, fashion, performing arts and vintage clothing, Griffin purchased a 100-year-old hat company and served as an apprentice with Michael Harris, a master hatter. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 21 Mar. 2022 Taylor Hall helped pave the way, barreling down the slot and pushing back defenders Adam Pelech and Noah Dobson for Pastrnak to go mad hatter. BostonGlobe.com, 31 May 2021 Keltner had been living in Denver and was a hatter at Crossfire Hats in the city’s historic district for more than 20 years. Emma Colton, Washington Examiner, 12 Oct. 2020 Born in 1809 in Philadelphia, Gerhard was the studious eldest son of a hatter. Timothy Kent Holliday, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of hatter

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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6 May 2022

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“Hatter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hatter. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for hatter

hatter

noun
hat·​ter | \ ˈha-tər How to pronounce hatter (audio) \

Kids Definition of hatter

: a person who makes, sells, or cleans and repairs hats

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