from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A milliner of the male sex; especially, one who undertakes the manufacture of women's bonnets, etc., employing others to do the work.


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  • Not only is he denied the attribute of integral manhood -- which even a man-milliner by courtesy enjoys -- but that principle which induces a few men of enthusiastic temperament to pay debts, is always held a fault when applied to the bills of tailors.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 328, February, 1843 Various

  • "I do wonder what sort of gown she'll wear," sighed Mrs Ray Jefferson, who was attired in a "creation" of the great French man-milliner, accursed by husbands of fashionable wives, and whose power is only another note in that ascending scale of absurdity struck by the hands of fashion.

    The Mystery of a Turkish Bath Rita

  • Worth the man-milliner, it pleases his fancy to attempt the reconciliation of the most inimical colors.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, November, 1878 of Popular Literature and Science Various

  • 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.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon Various

  • 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.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete Various

  • _Wheras_ "(Landor's spelling)" I am trying to underprop, not to undermine; I am trying to stop the man-milliner at his ungainly work of trimming and flouncing; I am trying to show how graceful is our English, not in its stiff decrepitude, not in its riotous luxuriance, but in its hale mid-life.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866 Various

  • Curtis a "man-milliner," his long, flexible index finger and eyes ablaze with resentment pointed out the editor as distinctly as if he had transfixed him with an arrow, while the slowly pronounced syllables, voiced in a sliding, descending key, gave the title a cartoon effect.

    A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3 DeAlva Stanwood Alexander

  • Art is more of a trade now, than it was when Raphael's studio had no other name than bottega -- in English, shop; and moreover, it is an emasculate and man-milliner sort of a trade, instead of one demanding strong brains, and a brave and believing heart.

    Mr. Punch`s history of modern England, Volume I -- 1841-1857 Charles Larcom 1921

  • He was almost losing patience, when a man-milliner was introduced, and immediately began without mercy to open his papers, bags and bandboxes; pressing all his various wares upon the ladies, with an importunity peculiar to that species of creature.

    Chapter V. Book III 1917

  • "Wouldn't that start a man-milliner to raising alfalfa?" demanded Mudge upon such occasions.

    The Lady Doc Caroline Lockhart 1916


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