millinery

[mil-uh-ner-ee, -nuh-ree]

noun

women's hats and other articles made or sold by milliners.
the business or trade of a milliner.

Nearby words

  1. millimetric,
  2. millimicron,
  3. millimole,
  4. milline,
  5. milliner,
  6. milling,
  7. milling machine,
  8. millington,
  9. million,
  10. million electron volts

Origin of millinery

First recorded in 1670–80; milliner + -y3

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British Dictionary definitions for millinery

millinery

noun

hats, trimmings, etc, sold by a milliner
the business or shop of a milliner
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Word Origin and History for millinery

millinery

n.

1670s; see milliner + -y (1).

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