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Man-milliner

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Man-milliner a man engaged in millinery—often in contempt
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. mann; Ger. mann, Dut. man, L. masmans, a male, Sans. manu, a man.

Usage

In literature:

The man from Scotland Yard turned milliner's lad for the occasion, and took her gown home.
"Armadale" by Wilkie Collins
The young man who sat in the chair next to me, how carefully he wrapped the cloak round the shoulders of the little milliner beside him.
"The Second Thoughts of An Idle Fellow" by Jerome K. Jerome
You know Van Klopen, don't you, the best man-milliner in Paris.
"Caught In The Net" by Emile Gaboriau
Can training give one an elegant form, and study command the services of a man milliner?
"The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner" by Charles Dudley Warner
This Maid of Honour is the daughter of a washer-woman, and was kept by a man-milliner at Strasburg, at the time that she eloped with Ney.
"Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete" by Lewis Goldsmith
Behold rue now, not only a medical man and a marrying man, but also a man milliner.
"Seven Wives and Seven Prisons" by L.A. Abbott
I drew Borax in our lottery, but I bought Podasokus and Man-milliner of Leggat minor for two open tarts and a bottle of ginger-beer.
"The History of Pendennis" by William Makepeace Thackeray
More ludicrous all this, and decidedly less disgusting, than the assumptions of our man-milliners and fishmongers.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXIX." by Various
Unless he is a man milliner.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
Sometimes, for a change from the town-crier, mums calls me a man-milliner.
"The Girls and I" by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
This is Mr. Finsbury, the great man-milliner.
"The Parent's Assistant" by Maria Edgeworth
Young Threadpaper dances attendance upon them, and I am sure of all low things a man milliner is the lowest.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 120, October, 1867." by Various
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In news:

Jill Courtemanche loves stories about how her grandmother had a close relationship with her milliner, like the type of relationship a man might have with his barber or bartender.
'He is The Man,' Georgia's Tavarres King says of Alabama's Dee Milliner .
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