a maker or seller of hats.
Origin of hatter1
word dating back to 1350–1400;
see origin at hat
noun Australian Informal.
a person who has become eccentric from living alone in a remote area.
a person who lives alone in the bush, as a herder or prospector.
Origin of hatter2
First recorded in 1850–55; said to be from the phrase “as mad as a hatter”
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Examples from the Web for hatter
Historical Examples of hatter
He was to set me up as a laundress, and work himself at his trade of a hatter.
It was during the early days of June that the hatter moved in.
The family did not understand why she continued to bear a grudge against the hatter.
The only thing that vexed them was to meet their fathers, especially when the hatter had been drinking.
"We can talk about it some other time," the hatter hastened to put in.
British Dictionary definitions for hatter
a person who makes and sells hats
mad as a hatter crazily eccentric
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Word Origin and History for hatter
late 14c., from hat + -er (1).
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Idioms and Phrases with hatter
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