mil·​li·​ner | \ ˈmi-lə-nər How to pronounce milliner (audio) \

Definition of milliner

: a person who designs, makes, trims, or sells women's hats

Examples of milliner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The online shop features a host of private-label supplies—everything from ornate tablecloths to playful hats and parlor games, done in collaboration with artists such as illustrator Happy Menocal, milliner Maor Zabar and glass- blower Paul Arnhold. WSJ, "Chic Home Gyms and Geometric Rugs: The Best Designed Items of October," 5 Oct. 2020 The 1,000 square-foot shop is designed to evoke vibes of a vintage milliner, or hatmaker, offering services like hat fitting, customized orders, steam cleaning and in-store pickup from online purchases. Brittany Meiling, San Diego Union-Tribune, "This Oceanside hat maker is opening first local brick-and-mortar store in Encinitas," 21 Sep. 2020 But then the coronavirus began its sweep across the country, and suddenly production at the sought-after milliner's workshop and showroom ground to an unexpected halt. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Switching gears: Milliners are using Kentucky Derby hat supplies for protective face masks," 1 Apr. 2020 Owner: Jenny Pfanenstiel, Officer milliner of the Kentucky Derby Museum. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Why a custom made Kentucky Derby hat is 'special and elegant and a little decadent'," 15 Mar. 2018 Meghan wrapped up in a midnight blue wrap coat from Sentaler’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection paired with a matching fascinator from her go-to milliner, Philip Treacy. Stephanie Petit,, "Meghan Markle Makes Her Debut Visit to the Field of Remembrance Alongside Prince Harry," 7 Nov. 2019 Wearing one of her favorite milliners for the annual event at London’s Westminster Abbey, Meghan, who wore head-to-toe navy, chose a bespoke design by Philip Treacy. Monique Jessen,, "Meghan Markle Wears Her Most Royally Chic Fascinator Yet — All About Her Dramatic New Look," 7 Nov. 2019 His clientele of dressmakers and milliners has by now expanded to include antique dealers, prop stylists, and commercial photographers (including for The New York Times Magazine). Annie Correal, New York Times, "The Secret Shop of Forgotten New York Treasures," 1 Nov. 2019 Works from noted milliner Tony Wilson, who has designed Kentucky Derby hats for actress Angela Bassett, will also be on display. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "She came to Louisville homeless. Now this veteran earns 6 figures as a fashion designer," 4 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of milliner

1530, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for milliner

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

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8 Oct 2020

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“Milliner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of milliner

: a person who designs, makes, or sells women's hats


mil·​li·​ner | \ ˈmi-lə-nər How to pronounce milliner (audio) \

Kids Definition of milliner

: a person who makes, decorates, or sells women's hats

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