American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One whose occupation is the manufacture, selling, or repair of hats.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A maker or seller of hats.
- n. In mining, a miner who works alone, or “under his own hat.” He differs from a fossicker, who rifles old workings, or spends his time in trying abandoned wash-dirt. The hatter nearly always holds a claim under the by-laws.
R. Brough Smyth. [Australia.]
- n. Violently angry.
- To gather in a heap; collect in a crowd.
- To entangle.
- To expose to danger; harass; trouble; weary; wear out.
- To shatter; batter.
- To speak with thick and confused utterance.
- n. A state of confusion.
- n. A confused heap.
- n. A person who makes, sells, or repairs hats.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To tire or worry; -- with
- n. One who makes or sells hats.
- n. someone who makes and sells hats
- From hat + -er. (Wiktionary)
“A man without a mate was a "hatter" -- "his hat covers his family".”
“(The expression "Mad as a hatter" comes from the damage done by exposure to the fumes of mercury.”
“The hatter was the man whom the flower vendor remembered seeing a few days before, prowling around the Aldaya mansion.”
“Vigilant and obnoxiously interfering, the policeman has a long and curiously curved beak, designed for probing into the affairs of crabs, and unless the "hatter" has hastily stopped the mouth of its shaft with”
“Then for two or three years he worked as a "hatter" (i.e., single-handed) in various tin-mining districts of the New England district.”
“But the first friend he asked suggested that the word 'hatter' was not wanted, because the rest of the sentence showed that Thomson was a hatter.”
“hatter," a man of some means, who left a wife and at least two children in Holland when he embarked for America.”
“Mad hatter Dappy's solo single topped the charts – the 11th British act in succession to have a No 1 in the UK.”
“In a later era, World War II, my mother worked for a hatter in Calgary.”
“The mad hatter loved his hat but then he was quite mad, from felting those hats.”
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