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.
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.