hat·​ter ˈha-tər How to pronounce hatter (audio)
: one that makes, sells, or cleans and repairs hats

Examples of hatter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the Fondation Napoleon, a French nonprofit organization that supports the preservation of Napoleonic heritage, the emperor was not only faithful to his hat, but also to his hatter: Poupard, a boutique in a former French royal palace. María Luisa Paúl, Washington Post, 20 Nov. 2023 Seeking a hatters of suitable esteem to make the final product, Landis eschewed iconic milliners Lock & Co, instead walking into Herbert Johnson. Simon Ingram, Town & Country, 30 June 2023 Armed with measurements and a liking for the ‘sable’ brown felt, Landis briefed the hatters. Simon Ingram, Town & Country, 30 June 2023 Japanese’s heaviest rockers Boris and Brooklyn industrial metal mad hatters Uniform team up on Bright New Disease. Andy O'Connor, SPIN, 27 June 2023 Stewart John Leonard was born on Dec. 1, 1929, in Norwalk to Charles Leonard, a hatter who founded Clover Farms Dairy in the early 1920s, and Anna (Stewart) Leonard, a homemaker. Sam Roberts, BostonGlobe.com, 28 Apr. 2023 Considered the master hatter of Oaxaca, Don Beto started making hats at a young age due to his family owning a small workshop in 1940 in Ocotlán. Jacorey Moon, Good Housekeeping, 23 Aug. 2022 Mad as a hatter! Daniel KnightonGetty Images Serve an incredibly kooky look on Halloween as the most infamous Gotham villain. Mariah Thomas, Good Housekeeping, 8 June 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hatter was in the 13th century

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“Hatter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hatter. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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hat·​ter ˈhat-ər How to pronounce hatter (audio)
: one that makes, sells, or cleans and repairs hats

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