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


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

Origin of millinery

First recorded in 1670–80; milliner + -y3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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

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

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