Mil"li*ner (?), n. [From Milaner an inhabitant of Milan, in Italy; hence, a man from Milan who imported women's finery.]


Formerly, a man who imported and dealt in small articles of a miscellaneous kind, especially such as please the fancy of women.


No milliner can so fit his customers with gloves. Shak.


A person, usually a woman, who makes, trims, or deals in hats, bonnets, headdresses, etc., for women.

Man milliner, a man who makes or deals in millinery; hence, contemptuously, a man who is busied with trifling occupations or embellishments.


© Webster 1913.

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