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 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 One of those things was the revelation about mad hatter disease. Mike Pesca, Slate Magazine, "Host and producer Brian Reed on finding the podcast’s story and how the town reacted to the spotlight.," 21 Apr. 2017 Rogues often try to appear as crazy as mad hatters — sometimes defined by issuing threats, throwing temper tantrums, saying outrageous things, dressing weirdly, or acting peculiarly. Victor Davis Hanson, National Review, "Trump — And the Use and Abuse of Madness," 1 Aug. 2017 LOS ANGELES — Johnny Depp has played a loopy pirate, a mad hatter and a demon barber. Brooks Barnes, New York Times, "Funny or Die Made a Trump Biopic, Starring Johnny Depp," 10 Feb. 2016

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First Known Use of hatter

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Hatter.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hatter. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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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) \

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

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