from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One whose occupation is the manufacture, selling, or repair of hats.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who makes, sells, or repairs hats.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who makes or sells hats.
- transitive v. To tire or worry; -- with out.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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 maker or seller of hats.
- n. In mining, a miner who works alone, or “under his own hat.”
- n. Violently angry.
- n. A state of confusion.
- n. A confused heap.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who makes and sells hats
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.