mil·​li·​ner ˈmi-lə-nər How to pronounce milliner (audio)
: a person who designs, makes, trims, or sells women's hats

Examples of milliner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web May 16, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 112 N. Eutaw St., Downtown Baltimore The Four Seasons hotel in Harbor East will put the spotlight on Preakness fashion with a pop-up shop from famed milliner Christine A. Moore. Amanda Yeager, Baltimore Sun, 15 May 2024 Additionally, the milliner works to use every ounce of fabric sourced for her designs, which are reworn and passed down through generations. Morgan Evans, Vogue, 4 May 2024 Though the craft of hat making has dwindled in recent decades, Moore is among a group of milliners still passionate about the work. Morgan Evans, Vogue, 4 May 2024 Both treated the same canon of modern-day subjects: the racecourse, the brasserie, the milliner’s shop, the brothel. Sam Needleman, The New York Review of Books, 6 Jan. 2024 See all Example Sentences for milliner 

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Word History


irregular from Milan, Italy; from the importation of women's finery from Italy in the 16th century

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of milliner was in 1530

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Cite this Entry

“Milliner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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mil·​li·​ner ˈmil-ə-nər How to pronounce milliner (audio)
: a person who designs, makes, trims, or sells women's hats

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