hatter

1
[ hat-er ]
/ ˈhæt ər /
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noun

a maker or seller of hats.

Origin of hatter

1
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at hat, -er1

Definition for hatter (2 of 2)

hatter

2
[ hat-er ]
/ ˈhæt ər /

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 hatter

2
First recorded in 1850–55; said to be from the phrase “as mad as a hatter”
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British Dictionary definitions for hatter

hatter

/ (ˈhætə) /

noun

a person who makes and sells hats
mad as a hatter crazily eccentric
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Word Origin and History for hatter

hatter


n.

late 14c., from hat + -er (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with hatter

hatter


see mad as a hatter.

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