Definition of milliner in English:
- Thousands of modest proprietorships and partnerships - grocers, blacksmiths, fabric merchants, printers, tailors, dressmakers, milliners - sold specialized goods.
- Hatters, milliners, and haberdashers were highly regarded professionals, and every town would have numerous hatshops.
- Drapers and milliners, haberdashers and tailors, mercers and glovers - these were the ubiquitous tradespeople and retailers of Federation King Street.
In the 16th century the city of Milan in northern Italy was famous for making small articles of women's dress and other fancy goods. Those who sold them were the original milliners (or ‘milaners’). In time the word became restricted to ‘a person who makes or sells women's hats’.
- British & World English dictionary
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