Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Articles, especially women's hats, sold by a milliner.
  • n. The profession or business of a milliner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Women's hats.
  • n. A shop with women's hats.
  • n. The wares of a shop with women's hats.
  • n. The business and work that a milliner engages in.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The articles made or sold by milliners, as headdresses, hats or bonnets, laces, ribbons, and the like.
  • n. The business of work of a milliner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The articles made or sold by a milliner.
  • n. The industry of making bonnets and other head-dresses for women. This work was formerly in the hands of men, but is now almost exclusively a women's occupation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. hats for women; the wares sold by a milliner
  • n. shop selling women's hats

Etymologies

milliner +‎ -y (“(nominalizer)”) (Wiktionary)

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  • What I should have said about half the time I’ve used the word “haberdashery”.

    June 20, 2011

  • "This work was formerly in the hands of men, but is now almost exclusively a women's occupation."
    Century Dictionary

    April 12, 2011

  • In the eighteenth century, the business of making and selling cloaks, hats, and linen articles such as aprons and caps, and of selling accessories, such as gloves, muffs, fans, and ribbons.

    Milliners were commonly women, and millinery one of the few trades open to women.

    February 5, 2007