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

Definition of hatter

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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Alleged shooter of pro-Trump protester in Denver was not licensed as security guard and has history of criticizing Trump," 12 Oct. 2020 Born in 1809 in Philadelphia, Gerhard was the studious eldest son of a hatter. Timothy Kent Holliday, Smithsonian Magazine, "What an 1836 Typhus Outbreak Taught the Medical World About Epidemics," 21 Apr. 2020 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, "Your guide to Kentucky Derby 2020 trends: Where to find hats, sales and fashion inspiration," 27 Feb. 2020 Accessories include Drake’s ties and pocket squares, London Undercover umbrellas, Deakin & Francis cufflinks, Lock & Co. hatters; and desk accessories by Smythson of Bond Street. Vincent Boucher, The Hollywood Reporter, "Forthcoming Kingsman Menswear Line "On Steroids" for 'The King’s Man'," 8 Oct. 2019 The gala capped a warm day filled with shows and presentations, including runway offerings by Alexa Chung and House of Holland and millinery by master hatter Stephen Jones. Washington Post, "Model Naomi Campbell takes spotlight at London Fashion Week," 14 Sep. 2019 Immediately set out for Piccadilly with Z in search of a hatter and bought hats. Helen Murphy, PEOPLE.com, "Counting Crows Singer Adam Duritz Shaves Off His Signature Dreadlocks," 15 Aug. 2019 Prolonged exposure to mercury vapors may result in what is commonly called mad hatter disease, which involves symptoms including mood swings, irritability, nervousness and headaches. Jason Ruiter, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Mercury found in human bones in 'voodoo stuff' shut down Medical Examiner's Office," 21 Dec. 2017 Sometime earlier, the hatter had purchased – for a record price of $750 – another ball that had been signed by then-President Harding, Christy Mathewson ,and other luminaries during the Giants pitcher’s 1921 Polo Grounds farewell. Frank Fitzpatrick, Philly.com, "A Philadelphian who knew how sports gets in - and on - our heads | Frank's Place," 8 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of hatter

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Hatter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hatter. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hatter

: a person who makes, sells, or repairs hats


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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