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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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 The Hatter calls his creepy-cool dance moves the Futterwacken. Hugh Hart, WIRED, "Out-Dance Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter, Win an iPad," 7 May 2010 But the drumbeat grew even louder with Depp's disappointing return as the Hatter in 2016's Alice Through the Looking Glass, which conspicuously opened in second place last Memorial Day weekend. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "Can the new 'Pirates' movie bring back Johnny Depp's box-office swagger?," 23 May 2017 Depp has also starred in a number of less-than-stellar films for Disney in between making Pirates, from playing the Mad Hatter in the Alice in Wonderland films to starring in the box-office flop The Lone Ranger. Yohana Desta, VanityFair.com, "Johnny Depp Will Do Whatever It Takes to Make Pirates 5 Work," 15 May 2017

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13th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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